Resources

Iowa Center for Assistive Technology: ICATER is a technology and universal design resource for all members of the education community to build learner capacity, and increase access to learning opportunities.


Iowa Department of Education-Assistive Technology: information on state and federal regulations related to assistive technology



True AIM: The True AIM website is a resource for Iowa educators and parents to learn more about Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM).

In most schools, print-based instructional materials, such as textbooks, are a prime way of delivering curricular content. This system works fine for many learners. But for others – those who struggle to read because of physical, sensory, cognitive, or learning differences – such materials are not usable for learning.


Iowa Easter Seals Assistive Technology: Easter Seals Iowa's Assistive Technology Center encompasses three programs: Equipment Loan, the Demonstration Center, and the Lending Library.


Top 100 Websites for Special Education: Top 100 Web Sites on Special Needs Resources Chosen by PhD in Special Education



Meadows Center: The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) is dedicated to generating and disseminating empirically validated knowledge and practices to influence educators, researchers, policymakers, families, and other stakeholders who strive to reduce academic, behavioral, and social risk in all learners, particularly those with disabilities.



Center on Instruction: your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based resources on instruction. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, COI develops and identifies free resources that Regional Comprehensive Centers and state, district, and local educators can use in their pursuit of high quality instruction. While our resources are useful for improving the achievement of all students, they particularly target students in the lowest performing schools, students with difficulties learning mathematics, students needing intensive instruction, or special needs/diverse learners, including English language learners. Educators striving to improve instruction and raise academic achievement will find our resources useful and relevant, including those who have been awarded School Improvement Grants (SIG) and/or those implementing College and Career Ready Standards, including the Common Core State Standards.



IRIS Center : Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Our materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

Boardmaker Share: BoardmakerShare is the perfect community for finding thousands of Boardmaker activities on hundreds of topics

Accessibility Guide for Educators by Microsoft: Microsoft is dedicated to building accessibility into our products and to providing accessibility resources for educators. There is a whole guide that you can download for free.


Special Needs Resource: free printables, teacher area, great websites, and more


Free sites for teaching learners with multiple needs: free software for Level 3 classrooms.

Fabulous Freebies Link for every thing from free music to free worksheets, from free software to free picture symbols.


Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything: This website provides great resources to using technology in the classroom.

Glenda's Assistive Technology : Sites to Support Students with Special Needs

AT fact sheets: AbilityNet’s Factsheets are written by our specialist team of assessors and accessibility consultants and give detailed information on a wide range of assistive technology, services and related organisations. Many give a step by step guide to help you set up your computer and software (assistive technology) to meet your individual requirements.