Assistive Technology Options & Resources
Universal Design Resources
Universal Design of Learning has been talked about for over a decade. It is a term commonly used in education and taught in post-secondary education. One of the problems with UDL is that we often do not completely understand what it looks like. What does it look like when a lesson uses UDL or when a classroom consistently implements UDL. This page will provide examples to assist in answering such questions as well as developing a list of resources which may be helpful. Some of these resources have been discussed in other blog posts and some are new. This page will be constantly updated. Please share your resources as well, especially examples of what UDL looks like!
http://www.udlcenter.org/implementation/fourdistricts: Video examples of UDL
CAST: Learning Tools: Mostly free or low cost software which can be applied to any classroom.
UDL Toolkits: Teaching Every Student: resources and training procedures
Teaching Every Student: Multiple resources on UDL
UDL Exchange: Home: Share and download UDL lessons
Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom: Practical Applications by Tracey E. Hall | 9781462506316 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Universal Design for Learning Series: training videos & Guides
UDL & Secondary Transition: Looks at supports students with disabilities during transition
Faculty Resources | Disability Resources and Services | Temple University: Higher education & UDL
Universal Design for Learning - The ACCESS Project - Colorado State University: Clear instructions on how to improve accessibility.
Jing: Free Version allows screen shots and capture video. This is a great way to make tutorials, have students design simple presentations, use in online learning environments etc.
Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing. This is very similar to Jing
Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share: Free programming software for students of all ages.
Chrome Web Store - ChromeVox: Web Screen Reader
Low Cost Ideas!
A great resource which does cost some money is the University of New Hampshire Assistive Technology Program. Training opportunities for better long term results.