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Readtopia™ Coming Soon!

Don Johnston, Inc. will be releasing Readtopia and make learning to read an experience! Readtopia™ is a comprehensive reading curriculum for middle and high school students with autism and other complex needs. It brings first-hand experiential learning into the classroom—teaching students standards-aligned social studies, ELA, and science content. For many, reading is not a natural […]

Gift Giving Guide for Kids with Special Needs

By Glenda Hampton Anderson, Education/Assistive Technology Consultant. As stated by Cari Jean, “It’s no secret that kids love toys. They see a new one on a television advertisement and tell their parents, “I want that!” If kids had their way, they would have every toy imaginable. Toys can be a great way for kids to […]

New assistive technology website launched by Perkins

Byline: Alix Hackett Paths to Technology website from Perkins eLearning will help teachers, parents and students understand and use the best new technology. Assistive technology has opened up exciting new methods of learning for students who are blind. Photo Credit: Anna Miller. For teachers of the visually impaired, assistive technology has transformed the classroom, opening […]

ATIA On-line Learning

The ATIA’s Assistive Technology (AT) Online Professional Development program is the source of high-quality education from leading AT professionals for educators and service professionals working at the local, state and national levels in government and private organizations. Find the training you need in our extensive directory. What makes our Assistive Technology Online Education exceptional?

Dyslexia and Accommodations – New ADA Guidelines 2016 for School and Work

The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.”  The regulations should be shared with ALL schools and workplaces when requesting accommodations.  These clarifications are much […]

Free Webinars from Don Johnston!

Co:Writer Universal … With Speech Recognition! Co:Writer Universal uses grammar- and vocabulary-smart word prediction to help students write better across devices (Chromebooks, iPads, and Mac/Windows desktops). And now built-in speech recognition adds an entirely new way students can get their ideas out! Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 12:00pm – 12:30pm Central How uPAR Data is Leading to […]

AT in Development

As you might have guessed by now, I’m a little obsessed with assistive technology products in development. Just can’t wait to see what comes along next! AT is evolving quickly and it seems that every day something new comes on the market. Here are a few of the most interesting products that will be on […]

Perkins Holiday Gift Guide

Byline: Alix Hackett  Perkins Solutions has the perfect functional and fun presents for kids and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Want to make someone smile this holiday season? Assistive technology can be a game-changer for people who are blind or visually impaired, offering ingenious solutions in the classroom, at home or in the workplace. […]

Library of Congress Opens Assistive Technology Demonstration Center for Employees with Disabilities

The Library of Congress is testing and demonstrating new technologies that enable employees with disabilities to do their jobs in spite of difficulty seeing, hearing, typing or sitting in front of a computer for long hours.   Pictured here, Joe Slavin, a legally blind staff member, demonstrates the usefulness of screen-magnification software in the new […]

Closing The Gap – NEW for 2015

Administrators Participate FREE! With assistive technology products, strategies and mandates ever-changing, it is a challenge (yet imperative) to stay current and to have everyone – staff, administration and parents – on board. Collaboration and collaborative decision-making in all phases of assistive technology service design and delivery become key. In an effort to encourage collaboration, Closing […]