Effective AT Implementation ensures successful participation in educational activities. In addition, it promotes success when working toward mastery of IEP goals and making progress within the general education curriculum. The resources listed below provide information on the AT implementation process at both the student and school district/system-wide level.
Discover how to document AT devices and services into the IEP to show how it supports the student's achievement of goals and progress in the general education curriculum.
Learn to plan for the use of AT devices and services matched to the unique needs of the student, and to implement AT supports ensuring access to a free and appropriate education.
Learn about the law as it relates to AT, how to include AT in the IEP, how to ensure use of AT supports, and how to actively engage family members throughout the process.
Experience district-wide comprehensive planning for assistive technology (AT) implementation that allows students improved access to AT supports.
Accessible Educational Materials - AEM
Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are specialized formats of curricular content that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, and video).
Learn about AEM with resources for state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, and others interested parties.
Discover Ohio's resource for accessible material needs for students with print disabilities, including students who are blind and visually impaired.
Explore this online library of over 200,000 titles including current-day books, magazines, and newspapers as well as textbooks and journals. Membership is free for those with qualifying disabilities.
Explore this list of digital resources most of which are free and a few are commercially available.
AT Adapted/Customizable Curriculum Resources
Some students require adaptations to the curriculum to scaffold information for their personal learning needs. The following are software programs that allow customized supports to access reading, writing, and mathematics and the content standards for each. The programs offer access to an online learning community where resources created by others can be downloaded, modified and used with your students.
Discover hundreds of pre-made activities for immediate use with the IntelliTools Classroom Suite software.
Explore this community of resources where over 200,000 board makers come together to share free, symbol-adapted learning activities.
Learn about a software program designed to help students build sentences using whole words, phrases and pictures to illustrate writing, word prediction to help select words and to help understanding.
AT Systems Assessments
A collection of websites that offer free self-assessment tools to help a district evaluate their systems and supports for AT implementation.
Discover a research institute designed to study the prevalence and use of AT with infants and toddlers.
Gain knowledge on guidelines teams can use to evaluate the effectiveness of AT devices and services that have been provided to a student.
Use these self-evaluation matrices to measure areas of strength and plan for professional development, training, or support in the area of AT.