Accessibility and Assistive Technology

What is Assistive Technology?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004:  An assistive technology device is defined as “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability. Exception. – The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device.”

PATINS Project (opens in a new window) The PATINS Project is a state-wide technical assistance network that connects Indiana’s local education agencies (LEAs) to Accessible Materials, Assistive Technology, Professional Development & Technical Support through the Indiana Departments of Education and Administration. PATINS helps to ensure that ALL students can access, participate, and progress within their general curriculum.

Web Accessibility (opens in a new window)

Bookshare (opens in a new window)

Learning Ally (opens in a new window)

About Universal Design for Learning (UDL) (opens in a new window)

Getting Started with using the New OneNote (Microsoft) (opens in a new window)

Taking Notes – digital solutions (generally aligns with school platforms)

  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Notability
  • Google Keep

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Quotes (opens in a new window)