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Assistive Technology Center Leadership

  • ATIA 2015 moment, 02/03/2015

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

  • Medicare Coverage Update on Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), 02/03/2015

    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...

  • PARCC and SBAC Accessibility: the Promise vs. the Products, 02/03/2015

    The fall edition of AT Program News is now out: "A.T. and the Common Core Controversy." Read "A Brief Orientation to the Hullabaloo" to get the big picture in 800 words. Also, grasp the birdseye view on PARCC and SBAC accessibility as well as the nitty gritty on the controversy from the experts w...

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

  • Miami-Dade partners with myON for literacy goals, 04/03/2015

    Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the United States, is implementing myON in all 250 of the district’s K-8 schools for the 2014-2015 school year. More than 259,000 students will benefit from access to the personalized literacy program, which suppo...

  • How to fix a teacher shortage, 04/03/2015

    Minnesota faces a growing shortage of teachers in key specialties, and educators and policymakers are divided over how to attract and retain qualified teachers. Administrators argue that Minnesota's strict licensing requirements and union rules make it difficult to attract and retain highly effe...

  • New platform supports Windows apps in the cloud, 04/03/2015

    A new visual cloud platform that runs Windows applications in the cloud could have big implications for school and district IT staff. The solution from Mainframe2 enables Windows apps--from basic productivity and learning software to high-end graphics tools--to be installed and configured to run...

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