Page 8: References & Additional Resources
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Reed, P. (2019). Part 1: Better assistive technology decision making through research. Closing the Gap, 37(6), 24–28.
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Articles and Books
Center on Technology and Disability. (n.d.). Assistive technology glossary. Retrieved from https://www.ctdinstitute.org/library/2017-08-28/assistive-technology-glossary
Looking for the ABCs or AT? Look no further. This resource for parents covers everything from “Access” and “Accommodations” to “Word Prediction” and “X-10” with definitions that are brief, accessible, and informative.
Cook, A. M., Polar, J. M., & Encarnação, P. (2020). Assistive technologies: Principles and practice (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
This assistive technology textbook is used to prepare candidates for the RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) exam, the only national AT certificate for school-based personnel.
Fletcher, G., Levin, G., Lipper, K., & Leichty, R. (2014). The accessibility of learning content for all students, including students with disabilities, must be addressed in the shift to digital instructional materials. SETDA policy brief. Glen Burnie, MD: State Educational Technology Directors Association. Retrieved from https://www.setda.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SETDA_PolicyBrief_Accessibility_FNL.5.29.pdf
This policy brief highlights the importance of accessible learning materials as schools have increasingly shifted from textbook-based instruction to digital learning materials. Important reading for administrators, educators, and policymakers.
Fox, C., & Jones, R. (2018). Navigating the digital shift 2019: Equitable opportunities for all learners. Glen Burnie, MD: State Educational Technology Directors Association. Retrieved from https://www.setda.org/master/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SETDA_Navigating_the_Shift-2019_6.4.19.pdf
This resource advances practical strategies for administrators, educators, and technology specialists who seek to achieve digital equity.
Ok, M. W. (2018). Use of iPads as assistive technology for students with disabilities. TechTrends, 62(95–102). DOI 10.1007/s11528-017-0199-8
This brief article offers an overview of past research and observation related to the use of iPads as assistive technology devices for students with special learning needs.
Parette, H. P., Peterson-Karlan, G. R., Wojcik, B. W., & Bardi, N. (2007). Monitor that progress! Interpreting data trends for assistive technology decision making. Teaching Exceptional Children, 40(1), 22–29.
This article offers guidance for schools uncertain how to proceed with data-collection and assessment to determine the effectiveness of AT in the classroom. Readers will find thoughts on “The Importance of Data in AT Consideration” and “A Classroom Approach for Evidence-Based Practice.” Cases are illustrated with hypothetical scenarios.
Reed, P., Kaplan, M., & Bowser, G. (2009). The assistive technology trainer’s handbook. Roseburg, OR: The NATE Network. Retrieved from https://www.natenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/at-trainers-handbook.pdf
This resource is loaded with information and suggested guidelines for AT trainers, with chapters covering things to do and consider “Before You Start” (“Get People Talking”) through the “Day of the Training” (“Encourage Questions”) itself. A useful Appendices and “List of Reflections” rounds out the effort.
Satterfield, B. (2020). Mastery of assistive technology in high School and postsecondary performance. Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 14, 52–76. Retrieved from https://www.atia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ATOB-V14-A4-Satterfield.pdf
This survey of students entering institutions of higher learning with varying degrees of comfort using assistive technology devices suggests that learners already initiated to AT have a greater likelihood of success.
U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). Family information guide to assistive technology. Retrieved from https://osepideasthatwork.org/node/121
This toolkit for families provides an overview of the possibilities of assistive technology and details about the provision of assistive technology in public education.
Websites and Online Resources
AEM State Contacts https://aem.cast.org/supporting/aem-state-contacts-sea-information.html
Access this Website to identify assistive technology and accessible educational materials agencies in every U.S. state.
Assistive Technology Internet Modules https://atinternetmodules.org/
Visit this site to access free mini-courses designed to help busy educators learn more about assistive technology. The site and its resources are sponsored by OCALI with funding from the Ohio Department of Education.
Assistive Technology Rapid Literature Review https://www.knowledge-by-design.com/ukat/
This Website overviews the results of a rapid review of research literature related to assistive technology from 2005–2019. An overall report is provided along with five stakeholder reports written specifically for administrators, developers educators, policymakers, and researchers. A searchable database of over 950 assistive technology articles can also be found here.
Bookshare is an ebook library that offers people with reading and print disabilities access to a huge collection of ebooks of some 933,894 titles. These include books for school, career, and reading pleasure, as well as titles in over 34 languages. The collection is supported by a dedicated volunteer community and partnerships with over 820 U.S. and international publishers.
The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials https://aem.cast.org/
This federally funded resource center offers technical assistance to states and school districts concerning strategies and resources for providing students with disabilities access to accessible educational materials.
PACER Center https://www.pacer.org/
This federally funded center focused on supporting parents of children with disabilities offers a variety of print, online, and in-person services concerning assistive technology device selection and use.
Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Services https://qiat.org/
QIAT is a national association devoted to improving the quality of assistive technology services in schools. Signup to participate in a free community of practice listserv to pose questions about assistive technology or share your own expertise.
Texas Assistive Technology Network https://www.texasat.net/
This site provides a wealth of resources and training materials useful for AT specialists and educators.
An authoritative resource for information on web accessibility and the importance of accessible Web design for people with disabilities, WebAIM offers tools for validating the html code used in developing a Website.