Thursday - August 29, 2013
Collaborative Assistive Technology Assessment - Fall Web Class Through PSU
Oregon Technology Access Program
OTAP provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities.
Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology (ATI) Program
Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities and is partially funded by a grant from Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) of the U.S. Department of Education. ATI administers Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program through a team of Certified Assistive Technology Specialists.
National Resources on Assistive Technology Use in Education
Assistive Technology for Students with Mild Disabilities
Technology has become ubiquitous as a tool for teachers and students. P.L. 100-407, The Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (Tech Act) was designed to enhance the availability and quality of assistive technology (AT) devices and services to all individuals and their families throughout the United States. Public Law 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), uses the same definitions for assistive technology as the Tech Act and mandates that assistive technology be considered in developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. IDEA also emphasizes access to the general education curriculum for all students with disabilities.
Integrating Assistive Technology into the Standard Curriculum
Assistive technology (AT) is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or product, whether acquired commercially, off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. (P.L. 101-407, The Technology Related Assistance Act of 1988).
WRRC Assistive Technology Information Module
The Western Regional Resource Center (WRRC) continues to respond to inquiries about the IDEA '97 provisions affecting "assistive technology devices and services" for students with disabilities. Questions about accessible technologies in general from educators, families, state and district departments of education have helped to shape this information module. The intent of this module is to provide links to sites reviewed by the WRRC staff in response to these questions. Selected sites provide information about national initiatives, state wide implementation models and local information for practitioners and families.
Nancy Jo Vogel
, OTAP Program Coordinator
Phone: (541) 440-4791
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