ConnSense Podcasts

Chauncey Rucker’s ConnSense Bulletin has long been a favorite of mine for news, reviews and updates related to assistive technology. It’s quality stuff, and he taps into key issues. In addition to online articles and an e-mail bulletin, ConnSense also has begun providing podcasts. Maybe I’m a luddite, but I’ve …

ATSTAR

ATSTART is an online curriculum for educators to learn more about Assistive Technology: Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources, made with the help of many of the good people I know through QIAT. ATSTAR is an online curriculum designed to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by helping teachers learn …

Joy Zabala on Accommodations vs. Modifications

Joy Zabala, wise leader of QIAT and key developer of the SETT framework, recently described the distinction between modifications and accommodations this way:  An ACCOMMODATION does not change the essential outcome of the task (for example, an essay or some sort of written product).  It is essentially completing the same …

Amputee Sprinter – Disabled or Too-Abled?

From the NY Times comes the story of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee since early infancy. He runs on carbon fiber prosthetic legs and wants to compete in the Olympics, but now the question has been raised as to whether or not his prostheses give him an unfair advantage. An Amputee …

EdTech Solutions – Teaching Every Student

When I look at what I’d like to be able to offer in a blog, I get loads of inspiration from Karen Janowski’s EdTech Solutions site.  I’ve read and respected Karen’s posts on the QIAT list for years, and then finally had the pleasure to meet her face-to-face at TRLD …

UseVisualStrategies.com

Tips and tools for people who are visual learners, especially those on the autism spectrum or with other behavior or communication challenges, by Linda Hodgdon. powered by performancing firefox

QIAT – Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

If you want to get in on the best brainstorming sessions in assistive technology, join the QIAT listserv.  QIAT also features the Quality Indicators themselves.  In their own words: The QIAT Consortium is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of …