Sunday, September 7, 2008

Discovering Assistive Technology - a Tutorial

Discovering Assistive Technology is launched! It is a free online course from the California School Library Association and TransAccess. It requires no registration, only an investment in time and interest.

Posted to CALIBK12 listerv by Connie Williams, CSLA President 08/09:

NEW in 2008-2009: Discovering Assistive Technology

An overwhelming number of the CSLA members who finished Learning 2.0 said they wanted another tutorial, so we did some serious thinking and looking for a topic that addresses technology and student learning. The subject of assistive technology rose to the top of the options for a variety of reasons. For one, we like the goal of California-based non-profit TransAccess, which is to help students with disabilities transition from school to career so they can be self-supporting. We also recognize that all of us – of all ages – could become disabled or know someone who has a disability, so it is good to know more about assistive technologies. We hope you agree that this is a professional development tutorial that you will welcome and share with your colleagues. October is “Disability Awareness Month” -- we encourage you to work through Discovering Assistive Technology so you can recommend books, resources, and our third CSLA tutorial.

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