Universal Design for Learning & Assistive Technology

Universal Design for Learning

What is UDL and where do I go for information?

Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST)

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

UDL Implementation: A Process of Change
This session features CAST and district leaders discussing the UDL implementation process. It includes a description of the five phases of UDL implementation and examples of how districts apply the principles of UDL to decision-making and planning.

What is the Idaho Assistive Technology Project?

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) is a federally funded program administered by the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. Our goal is to increase the availability of assistive technology devices and services for older persons and Idahoans with disabilities. Contact us at 1-800-432-8324.

How do I order Accessible Instructional Materials?

idahoat.org

Assistive technology can change lives and Closing The Gap is a multi-facetted resource committed to helping you discover how.

Founded over 25 years ago by Budd and Dolores Hagen, parents of a child with a disability, 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.

Through our annual international conference, magazine and website, Closing The Gap provides practical and sound content, technologies and a network of professional support to help participants and subscribers gain the insight, knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions and effectively and immediately evoke change.

LD Online

LD OnLine.org is the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

More than 2.9 million school-age children in the United States – approximately five percent of the student population – are diagnosed with learning disabilities. Many more struggle in school but never receive a formal diagnosis. LD OnLine provides the parents and teachers of these children with accurate, authoritative information about learning disabilities so they can obtain the help they need. D OnLine also serves adolescents and adults with learning disabilities. The site offers information and resources on the transitions from school to college and from school to the workplace, and on the issues faced by adults with learning disabilities.

TRACE Center Assistive Technology Information Links

http://trace.wisc.edu/resources/at-resources.php

The PALM Initiative – Purchase Accessible Learning Materials

As claAs classrooms start to incorporate more digital technology, it becomes increasingly important that materials used in the classroom are designed to be useable by all students from the start. This requires adjustments in the way materials are purchased, and that, in turn, will drive the availability of more flexible and accessible learning materials in the marketplace. We are launching the PALM Initiative (Purchase Accessible Learning Materials) to ensure this change happens as soon as possible.