Want to Learn More?
Are you looking for additional learning resources? Whether you are a teacher, a parent, a student or just interested in learning more, these resources are packed with excellent information and teaching tools.
Accessible Educational Materials (AEM):
- All about AEM by the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.
Assistive Technology (AT):
- PowerUp - Your trusted source to power up teaching and learning with technology and UDL.
- Center on Technology and Disability - CTD provides information and resources to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology practices, devices, and services. Check out their instructional videos.
- AT Collective - Connecting assistive technology specialists to share and discuss implementation practices, new ideas, and funding issues.
- Accessible Technology Coalition (ATC) is designed to make access to AT easy and available to everyone.
Disabilities Advocacy and Information:
- Closing the Gap - Closing The Gap provides professionals, parents and consumers with the information and training necessary to best locate, compare and implement assistive technology into the lives of persons with disabilities.
- Infinitec - Infinitec aims to advance independence and promote inclusive opportunities for children and adults through technology. Within this website you will find on-demand professional development, curriculum supports and professional learning opportunities.
- Seminars@Hadley - Seminars@Hadley are the school's free, "just in time" webinars, sharing timely topics of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired and blindness service providers. A number of seminars are eligible for continuing education credit.
- AbleNet University - AbleNet offers a wide range of training opportunities for educators, private practicioners and organizations serving individuals with physical disabilities.
- A Guide to Visual Disabilities - This guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources for students, parents, and educators.
Resources for Students:
- Helping Students with Visual Impairments - This online resource offers information, tools and technology to foster school success.
Resources for Parents:
- Understood - Fifteen nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of children with learning and attention issues with state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, and practical tips.
- ReadWorks - ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.
- Introduction to UEB - This is a six-part series which explains many of the changes that will come with the transition to Unified English Braille (UEB).
- Resources for the Bookshare community - Join our Bookshare Pinterest network and find a wide range of resources for educators, parents, community organizations, and trainers.
Other Benetech resources:
The DIAGRAM Center is a research and development center whose goal is to dramatically change the way image and graphic content for Accessible Electronic Media is produced and accessed, so that students with print disabilities are provided equal access to the general education curriculum. Check out our latest work with Poet, MathML Cloud, and 3D printing!