Assistive Technology

  • Assistive Technology is 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 a student with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device.


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  • Alt+Shift

    Alt+Shift is a collabortive and impact-focused organization advancing:

    • The belief that every student is capable of learning thriving within his/her educational environment.
    • Educator skills, knowledge and drive to improve learning.
    • Partnerships to co-construct systems at all levels to benefit students. (source: Alt+Shift website)

    The Alt+Shift website maintains a list of contacts for Assistive Technology


    High Incidence Accessible Technology (HIAT)

    One of the best Assistive Technology for School sites around! The High Incidence Accissible Technology (HIAT) is a wonderful resource site from Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Check out the technology quick guides, video tutorials, book share and more.



    Student, Environment, Tasks, and Tools (SETT)

    The SETT process looks at the Student, Environment, Tasks, and Tools as part of an accessible technology assessment. The Assistive Technology Training Online (ATTO) project at the University of Buffalo is a great resource to those wanting to use this process with students.  

Last Modified on October 11, 2017