Assistive Technology Resources

The National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology, Media, and Materials

http://www2.edc.org/ncip

Compiled information about technology, disabilities, and instructional practices through a broad range of resources. This site also provides opportunities for teachers to exchange information, build knowledge, and practice through collaborative dialogue:

The Center for Applied Special Technology

http://www.cast.org

Helpful suggestions for the universal design of learning materials and teaching practices to reduce the need for developing special accommodations and modifications for individual students in general education classes; also provides a link to the National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum website, which also offers research, solutions, and resources for universal design.

National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI)

http://natri.uky.edu/index.html

Information about assistive technology, research reports, vendors, and video clips of AT devices being used

• PBS Parents: Inclusive Communities: Assistive Technology

http://www.pbs.org/parents/inclusivecommunities/assistive_tech.html

Provides information about types of assistive technology, augmentative communication, and links to additional resources. Information is available in English and Spanish.