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Assistive Technology Center Leadership

  • New Generation Tech Handout!, 26/03/2015

    Do you know a student who is (or could be): Motivated to write about their assistive technology (AT)? Willing to receive feedback from an editor in the outside world? Excited to get published and reach an audience eager to learn from their experiences? Generation Tech wants to hear from you! This...

  • ATIA 2015 moment, 26/03/2015

    Arlene Lugo, Director of the Connecticut Tech Act Project, at the HIMS booth.

  • Medicare Coverage Update on Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), 26/03/2015

    2014 has been a critical year for how Medicare handles its coverage of SGDs (Speech Generating Devices), and the result has been significant impact on individuals with complex communication needs. Currently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking comments on a National Cove...

BRITE (Beattie Resources for Inclusiveness in Technology and Education)

  • Engaging students through collaborative learning tools, 29/09/2014

    Looking for ideas on how to engage new students this academic session? Struggling to get students to work effectively on projects outside the classroom, especially those who may be more introverted in groups? Perhaps one of a range of available collaborative learning tools (CLTs) could be the ans...

  • Transforming support for d/Deaf students, 02/08/2014

    Innovations in technology and the vital role of skilled professionals In May 2014, BRITE and Nated Scotland curated an international conference hosted at Edinburgh University, where 100 delegates came together to evaluate a range of cutting edge strategies to support d/Deaf students at college an...

  • Ai-Media article on our recent conference, 27/06/2014

    At our recent conference on Supporting Deaf Students at College and University, we were delighted to welcome Denise Bob-Jones of Ai-Media to deliver a presentation in partnership with Strathclyde University on remote live captioning. Ai-Media’s remote live captioning service, Ai-Live, also ...

eSchool News

  • Improving online accessibility for students a major issue for schools, 27/03/2015

    As schools make recorded lessons available to students online, they may not be making them accessible for students with disabilities. For some, that decision is causing serious consequences.

  • Free VirtCon PD event focuses on digital media and the classroom, 27/03/2015

    Discovery Education invites teachers and administrators worldwide to participate in the upcoming Spring VirtCon on Saturday, April 25. This no-cost, day-long professional development event offers both virtual and face-to-face opportunities for educators to learn actionable tactics and strategies...

  • Report: Idaho wasted $61M on failed school management system, 26/03/2015

    Idaho wasted $61 million on a failed statewide instructional management system for schools, according to a new state performance evaluation, as former state schools Superintendent Tom Luna pushed it forward despite warnings it wouldn’t work. Tim Corder, special assistant to new state schools Sup...

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