Online Resources for Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning

Below are some links for further information. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, as there are many other sites that have more extensive lists of links.




  • Apple Accessibility
    http://www.apple.com/accessibility

    On this site, you'll find additional information about the many accessibility features built into Apple products.  You can also learn how Apple technology is being used to address the needs of students by visiting Apple's special education page.

  • Assistive Technology Industry Association
    www.atia.org  

    The Assistive Technology Industry Association ("ATIA") is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services

  • Bookshare
    www.bookshare.org

    Bookshare’s® goal is to make the world of print accessible to people with disabilities. Ensuringthat all individuals with print disabilities have equal and timely access to print materials.
  • Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
    http://www.cast.org

    CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.

  • Closing the Gap
    www.closingthegap.com

    Closing The Gap provides professionals, parents and consumers with the information and training necessary to best locate, compare and implement assistive technology into the lives of persons with disabilities.
  • LD Resources
    http://www.ldresources.com

    Resources for people with learning disabilities.

  • Learning Ally
    www.learningally.com

    Learning Ally serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners – all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally’s collection of more than 70,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices
  • National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
    http://aem.cast.org

    The AEM Center serves as a resource for stakeholders, including state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about and implementing AIM and NIMAS.
  • National Center on Universal Design for Learning
    http://www.udlcenter.org/

    Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.
  • Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology
    http://natri.uky.edu/assoc_projects/qiat/

    The QIAT website includes the work done to date to develop a comprehensive set of quality indicators for effective assistive technology services by school district
  • TAM Division of the Council for Exceptional Children
    http://www.tamcec.org

    The Technology and Media division offers a variety of information about assistive technology and special education instructional technology.
Nevada Resources for General Information and Assistance
  • Nevada Department of Education
    http://www.doe.nv.gov

    Leadership in implementation of standards, statewide assessment system, program accountability & reporting.
  • Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project
    http://www.unr.edu/ndsip

    The purpose of the Neda Dual Sensory Impairment Project is to enhance the educational services provided to children and youth, birth through 21 years, with vision and hearing impairments. The project provides statewide technical assistance to support parents, service providers, and other service agencies in meeting the educational needs of children who have dual sensory impairments.
  • Nevada PEP
    www.nvpep.org

    To increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities, including those who are at risk or who have serious emotional disturbances, their families and their service providers, through education, encouragement and empowerment activities.