Assistive Technology Resources for Jefferson Township Schools
About Assistive Technology
Welcome to the Jefferson Township Public Schools Assistive Technology Resource Guide! Assistive technology is different from instructional technology because it is intended to be used by students who, because of a disability, need it to access the curriculum or to be able to perform specific school-based tasks. For example, despite the modifications and accommodations we have provided, there are some students with learning disabilities who are unable to read the instructions on a test, some students with physical disabilities who cannot select and copy text with the mouse, or others with attention issues that make it difficult for them to compose a five-paragraph essay. Assistive technology is always changing, so this site is designed to provide a compilation of assistive technology information as well as to be an interactive resource, where district personnel can add to or comment on new apps or devices, provide reviews, ask questions, and/or offer support for the use of familiar devices. Ultimately, the goal for this resource guide is to provide students who have disabilities with the tools they need to receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.
Please feel free to contact me directly with comments, suggestions, or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org ; I am the "Local Assistive Technology Specialist" for our district, as well as one of the occupational therapists. I created this site as a central location for everything "AT". Use the navigation tabs to explore the site for information about the AT process, the devices we currently have available in-district, tutorials, helpful websites, documentation tips, district AT policies and procedures, as well as AT legislation and regulations that may be helpful. There are many different pages of information when you click on the "More" tab above. A list of the items listed under each tab may be found in the google doc below.
Laurie Boucher, OTD, AMOT, OT/L, LATS