Assistive Technology Resources
Click on the links below to access search engines loaded with materials for use in choosing assistive technology for struggling learners.
AbleData is an online database containing over 40,000 entries on assistive technology products, manufacturers, and disability service organizations.
The US Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research sponsors AbleData through its Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Select products across the web by name or category of need
The SIFTS is a tool designed by OCALI to assist school teams in matching students' needs with assistive technology features.
Search a database of nearly 400 products using extensive criteria tailored to assistive and educational technologies. Compare up to four products across search criteria. Read related research articles on the theory and practice of using technology to improve student learning.
Free online tool to summarize and reduce volume of written content. Select the grade and way you want the notes formatted, copy and paste text, get a written set of modified notes for the student.
Assistive Technology of Ohio: AT Ohio's mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. Assistive Technology refers to devices, equipment or services that assist individuals with disabilities to function independently in the areas of work, home or school. We offer several programs and services to achieve that goal. We also keep up with current legislative activity that affects persons with disabilities, and educate legislators about the needs and concerns of citizens with disabilities.
Applications and Techniques for Pre-existing Resources
Below are links for techniques on laptops and smartphones with no additional software or products required.
Using text to speech in Google Docs
How to use text to speech as an accessibility feature in Google Docs
Reader options on the Keyboard
Free Accessibility Resources
The below links provide resources such as free audio books and other technology to promote educational access.
To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.
Apps for Universal Learning
The below links provide applications for Tier I and formative assessment as well as communication with families.