Inclusionary Resources Directory

Assistive Technology

According to the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (as amended), assistive technology is defined as:

“Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”

This definition includes a wide range of tools, devices, and software that can help individuals with disabilities to perform tasks, access information, communicate, and participate more fully in their daily lives.

Supplemental Information

The Special Education Technology Center

Closed Captioning and Multilanguage Supports

The video titled “Closed Captioning and Multilanguage Support” discusses the importance of closed captioning and multilanguage support in digital content. The video highlights the fact

The Special Education Technology Center

Pros and Cons of low-tech AAC

A brief recap of a discussion on the pros and cons of low tech aac. Click the link for access to slides and resources:…

The Special Education Technology Center

Making Worksheets Accessible

This video was produced by the Special Education Technology Center and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Convert with IPAD Application Title

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UW Haring Center for Inclusive Education & UW Demosites

Assistive Technology Tip Sheet Video

Learn about using and selecting Assistive Technology for students in schools. This video covers (1) what is Assistive Technology, (2) Why Assistive Technology is important,

A women using a virtual reality headset.
Don McMahon, Ph.D.

Virtual Reality as Assistive Technology

Learn about the opportunities and challenges of using Virtual Reality as assistive technology.  In the video above, Dr. Don McMahon and Katie Abrams provide several