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Project ACCESS:

Accessing Curriculum Content for Special Education Students

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Why Assistive Technology?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendment of 1997 defines assistive technology as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. It mandates that assistive technology be considered in the Individual Education Plans (IEP) of all children who have recognized disabilities.

Information about Specific Areas of Learning Disabilities

More Information

  • A professional writer who is profoundly dyslexic tells his personal story to explain how assistive technology changes the writing process for people with learning disabilities
  • Curriculum Development articles about assistive technology applications to help students with learning disabilities achieve success in the regular classroom
  • Enabling Learning articles about how assistive technology meets needs of students with varying learning styles
  • Inclusion articles about using assistive technology to support learning disabled students in the regular classroom
  • Multimedia articles about why and how multimedia can help students with learning disabilities

Assistive Technology Tutorials


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Kathleen S. Puckett, Ph.D., Project ACCESS Director, 419 Claxton Complex, Knoxville, TN 37996
Office: (865) 974-3435 | Department: (865) 974-3435 | Fax: (865) 974-8718 May 23, 2003 sskuda