Back to School With Assistive Technology


This week’s blog post comes to us from Laura Hall who works with the Michigan Assistive Technology Program.

Many of these AT items can also be found to borrow for FREE for 30 days in California at our Device Lending Libraries.  Check them out and happy back-to-school!


Living and working near a college town, it is exciting to see the city come to life and take on new energy as students return to campus for the start of a new school year. As I watch the hustle and bustle around me, it seems appropriate to explore the topic of assistive technology for students.

First, the issue of resources and access to assistive technology: typically the best place to start is with your school’s disability services office. Colleges and universities have obligations to provide access to accommodations and assistive technology to ensure equal opportunity in the classroom, and this is often coordinated through the disability services office. For more information, check out our webinar on “AT and Secondary Education

Professionals working with students with disabilities may want check out the Michigan Association on Higher Education and Disability (MI-AHEAD), and non-profit organization that provides professional development for service providers to enhance opportunities and ensure full inclusion of students with disabilities.

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