Assistive Technology

Find information and resources about assistive technology that can help kids with language-based learning disabilities become stronger readers and writers. Assistive technology is any device that supports the independence of a person with a disability. Assistive technology can be “low-tech” (something very simple and low-cost, like a pencil grip), or “high-tech” (something sophisticated, like a computer). See also: Inclusive Classrooms.

Featured partner: Center on Technology and Disability

Featured Video: Assistive Technology

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Our PBS Series:
Launching Young Readers

Molly Ringwald

Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.

Steve Graham

See how one teacher creates a community of writers in her classroom.


Additional Resources We Recommend

Learning Ally
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI)
Georgia Tech, Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC)
Center on Technology and Disability
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