Tool helps measure students’ AT IQ in preparation for college

By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® This matrix developed by the Great Lakes ADA Center helps students recognize how much they should know about assistive technology before heading to college. Encourage Continue Reading →

Resist kneejerk response to requests for robots from parents of homebound students

By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® Unfamiliarity with a high-tech assistive technology device doesn’t excuse district staff from considering the idea. Use these pointers to help your staff appropriately respond to Continue Reading →

Review difference between accommodation, accessibility

By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® By designing accessible websites and documents, you can remove barriers for students with disabilities and reduce the need for accommodations. Learn more about the difference Continue Reading →

Administrator: Political climate, Supreme Court decision create uncertainties in special ed

By Kara Arundel, Special Ed Connection® STAR SPECIAL ED DIRECTOR: Adam Leckie, director of exceptional student services for Florence (Ariz) Unified School District, shares advice on investing in technology and the Continue Reading →

Check that alternative device meets OCR’s ‘equally effective, equally integrated’ standard

By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® When school technology isn’t accessible to a group of students with disabilities, a district may provide an alternative device or other accommodation or modification, as Continue Reading →