Learn about assistive technology and its importance for students with disabilities. This course teaches educators the foundations of assistive technology, Individualized Education Program (IEPS), related policy, and how it can be applied through newer technology. Dr. Don McMahon from the Special Education Department curated the content for this lesson and is considered an expert in assistive technology.
Don McMahon, Ph.D.
Dr. Don McMahon is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. His research interests include, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Inclusive Post secondary education, Wearable devices, Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, and Instructional technology. At WSU Don McMahon coordinates the VR2GO Lab. He is one of the faculty mentors for the WSU ROAR postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Washington State University. Don graduated from the Special Education Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Don was a special education teacher for 7 years and then became an instructional Co-teaching coach for general education and special education teachers.
Free Access to Assistive Technology Course