A short video that debunks the myth that Assistive Technology is unnecessary.
FDLRS provides assistance and support in the appropriate use of a variety of technologies for students, teachers, professional staff, and parents. Support services are available in the areas of assistive technology, instructional technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM), National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) Florida services, and virtual/online instruction.
Technology Specialists collaborate with Technology & Learning Connections project (TLC-MTSS) as well as district-based Local Assistive Technology Specialists. TLC-MTSS also offers a statewide AT & UDL Loan Library.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all. Now endorsed by federal policy and that of many states and districts, UDL informs all of our work in educational research and design, professional learning, workforce development, and publishing. For more information go to cast.org.
UDL at a Glance
The Case Against Assistive Technology
Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. Assistive technology helps people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, and many other things. Different disabilities require different assistive technologies. For more information visit the Technology & Learning Connections website.