Additional Info

Aurora Public Schools

Access, Communication and Technology Team

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Assistive technology should be provided as a continuum of support, starting with least supportive and moving to the most supportive, as needed. 

 SWAAAC websitehttp://www.swaaac.com/index.html

 StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

 The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. The Aurora Public Schools ACT Team is the SWAAAC team for our distirct.

 Accessible books:  http://www.accessiblebookcollection.org/Default.htm

You may use the demo books from this website to evaluate the appropriateness of electronic text for students with disabilities. However, in order for a student to use material from this website, other than the demos for initial evaluation, a paid subscription for the school the student attends must be acquired.

AbleDatahttp://www.abledata.com

AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment.

Pogo Boardshttp://www.pogoboards.com/default.aspx

Pogo Boards is web-based solution for creating boards and visual supports.  This is an alternative to Boardmaker.  There is a 14 day trial, after which it becomes a free account.  With a free account, you are able to see all of the features that are available and have access to millions of images as you create your own boards and materials. However, with a free account, you are not able to save, share or email the materials you have created. With a subscription to Pogo Boards, you have access to ALL of the features, including the ability to save, share, print and email the boards and materials you have created.

Special Education Technology British Columbiahttp://www.setbc.org/lcindexer/

This website has information on using and supporting students who use assistive technology.

WATIhttp://www.wati.org/

WATI provides online access to free information, including classroom materials and their manual:  Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology.

Pics4learning website: http://www.pics4learning.com/

Copyright friendly image library for teachers

Don Johnston, Inchttp://www.donjohnston.com/resources/e_internet.html 

Education links from Don Johnston, Inc.  Great resources for online books.

TCAP Accomodations Information:   http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/CoAssess-Accommodations.asp

Online Switch Gameshttp://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/2011/09/free-online-switch-activities.html