Assistive Technology Basics

Assistive Technology for Learning: What You Need to Know

What is assistive technology (AT)? Get examples of AT, and find out how assistive technology can hel…

Assistive Technology for Reading

There are lots of assistive technology (AT) tools that can help people who have trouble reading, lik…

Video: 5 Myths About Assistive Technology

Is it cheating to use assistive technology? Does AT give kids an unfair advantage? AT consultant Jam…

Word Prediction Technology: What It Is and How It Works

Word prediction is an assistive technology for writing that suggests words when a child is typing on…

3-Minute Tutorial: How to Use Text-to-Speech on a Mobile Device

How do you use text-to-speech on your phone or mobile device? Watch as Jamie Martin explains how to …

Assistive Technology for Writing

There are many assistive technology (AT) tools that can help people who struggle with writing. Learn…

Assistive Technology for Math

There are many assistive technology (AT) tools that can help people with math. Use this guide to lea…

2-Minute Tutorial: How to Use Home Assistant Devices as Assistive Technology

How can home assistant devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home serve as assistive technology? An AT…

Assistive Technology for Auditory Processing Disorder

If your child has auditory processing disorder, assistive technology (AT) can help. Here's a guide t…

2-Minute Tutorial: How to Use Speech-to-Text on Your Phone

Dictation, or speech-to-text, is a great tool for people who struggle with writing. An expert explai…

Assistive Technology Platforms: What You Need to Know

A platform is a base of technology that assistive technology (AT) tools can operate on. Read about t…

Dictation (Speech-to-Text) Technology: What It Is and How It Works

Dictation (also called speech-to-text, voice-to-text or voice recognition) is assistive technology t…

Who Pays for Assistive Technology? Parents or Schools?

If your child qualifies for assistive technology (AT), who pays for it? You, the parent, or your chi…

What Is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)?

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a teaching approach to help all learners be successful. Learn…

Text-to-Speech Technology: What It Is and How It Works

Text-to-speech (TTS) technology is an assistive technology that reads aloud digital text. Learn how …

Checklist: What to Ask Colleges About Assistive Technology

If your college-bound child uses assistive technology (AT) for learning, there are some questions to…

How Does Optical Character Recognition Help Kids With Reading Issues?

What is optical character recognition and how can it help children with reading issues like dyslexia…

The Difference Between Audiobooks and Text-to-Speech

Audiobooks and text-to-speech can both help kids with reading issues like dyslexia. But they're not …

Do Audiobooks Get in the Way of Learning to Read?

When kids struggle with reading, is it OK to listen to audiobooks? Does it slow down their reading p…

How Can I Get My Child a Free Laptop or E-Reader?

Can your child get a free laptop or tablet from the school? An explain explains student eligibility …

Assistive Technology That’s Built Into Mobile Devices

Mobile devices like iPhones and Android phones have built-in accessibility features that can help wi…

Do Dyslexia Fonts Help?

Do dyslexia fonts or dyslexia-friendly fonts help dyslexic people read better? Learn about dyslexia …

8 Tools for Kids With Dysgraphia

Find out how to make the writing process easier for kids with dysgraphia. Pencil grips, graphic orga…

Learning Challenges That Can Impact Typing

Typing may be easier than writing for kids with certain learning and attention issues, but it still …