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Assistive Technology Training Online: Spotlight Archive
These sites are recommended by the ATTO staff for their relevant,
high quality information on the use of AT with students with disabilities.

Assistive Technology for computers and disability.

Access Technology Institute
Online training for blind and visually impaired computer users and AT trainers.

Center for Accessible Technology
This site offers information on specific Assistive Technologies as well as national organizations and conferences. Includes a collection of Assistive Technology publications and articles from their newsletter, Real Times.

Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
Formerly known as Macomb Projects, this site houses information on several Early Childhood projects focused on children from birth to eight with disabilities and their families. Located at Western Illinois University.

Cristina Foundation
National Cristina Foundation (NCF) provides used computer technology resources to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives. The Person-to-Person program provides free Internet service to young people who are isolated due to illness or disability to join the online neighborhood that connects them to support networks, resource links, chat areas, email, and a community of peers.

The Consortium for Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
One of the research projects for this NIDRR funded consortium focuses on Training Issues in Assistive Technology. They are examining training programs, materials and expected skills for practitioners.

Disability History Museum
This site offers exhibits, library items and education course packets to better understand the history of disability in America. Search for assistive technology to locate relevant photos and articles.

DREAMMS for Kids, Inc.
Organization specializes in Assistive Technology (AT) related research, development, and information dissemination. The site includes information on AT vendors, AT articles, funding, etc. Products and newsletter subscription can be ordered.

This site provides information needed to choose appropriate assistive technology to help persons with dyslexia. Also includes 10 steps to self-help in writing and reading.

Family Center on Technology and Disability
The Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs
(OSEP) created the Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) to provide information about assistive technologies to organizations that
work with the families of children with disabilities.

Half the Planet
A website created for independent living for the disability community to access reliable services and products, connect with peer support, and keep up with disability-related news and information. Check out their resources.

Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (ITAP)
This North Dakota site offers Assistive Technology Fact Sheets on Advocacy, computer adaptation and funding.

Learning Disabilities (LD)
This site contains excellent information on Assistive Technology supports for persons with learning disabilities. Several contributions by Richard Wandeman offer creative solutions for writing and everyday activities. Great Site!

National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators(NCITE)
NCITE's purpose is to advance the quality and effectiveness of technology, media, and materials for individuals with disabilities. NCITE creates a marketplace demand for the selection and appropriate use of research-based technology, media, and materials

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers Project (NETS)
This 3rd edition includes 23 indicators organized into the following six categories:

  1. Technology Operations and Concepts
  2. .Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences
  3. Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum
  4. Assessment and Evaluation
  5. Productivity and Professional Practice
  6. .Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues

Project Assist
This project uses technology tools for integrating into challenging science curriculum and instruction to ensure access for students with disabilities.

Project LITT (Literacy Instruction Through Technology)
This is a research project focusing on the use of technology to improve the reading skills of students with learning disabilities. The site includes Software Profiles for more than 200 "talking storybook" programs.

Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology (QIAT)
A nationwide collegial endeavor of Assistive Technology practitioners dedicated to the identification and implementation of quality indicators for assistive technology services in school settings.

Texas Assistive Technology Network
Among other resources, this site offers a professional development module on Consideration of AT in the IEP.

Universal Learning Center (CAST)
The Universal Learning Center (ULC) will offer access to digital curricular materials for students with learning, sensory and physical disabilities on a variety of subject areas.

University of Kentucky: Assistive Technology Project
The UKAT site also has opportunities to participate in ongoing research.

Virtual Reality Lab: Barriers - The Awareness Challenge
This program uses 3-D computer graphics to depict a virtual grade school. The goal of the program is to teach school children (and their teachers) without a disability, about the structural and attitudinal barriers faced by their peers with mobility limitations. Sitting in a virtual wheelchair, you will be prompted to search different areas of the school and identify both building and bad attitude barriers. The program is effective for increasing the knowledge of barriers for children in grades 4-6.

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
This project is making training and technical assistance available to teachers, therapists, administrators and parents throughout Wisconsin. The site offers information on aspects of Assistive Technology (AT) in schools and provides their AT assessment tools for downloading .



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