:: Assistive technology ::
Tools & Services to Maximize Potential
Assistive Technology (AT) refers to tools and services that facilitate access to grade-level curriculum for students with disabilities. Access to the curriculum means students are able to take in and understand the material being taught in school, complete assignments, and demonstrate what they’ve learned.
AT is no replacement for research-based, direct instruction, and it doesn’t cure or eliminate learning difficulties. But it can help students reach their potential as technology can capitalize on areas of strength and bypass areas of weakness.
Examples of Assistive Technology
Scanning software & hand reading pens
Tablets, Smartphones & Applications
Computer-based learning programs
Learn how to advocate for assistive technology tools and services at the IDA National Website.