Additional IEP Resources...
Overview of Assistive Technology
AT Consideration Process
Student Led IEPs
Self Advocacy Skills
Writing SMART Goals
Adaptive Device Goals
Service Delivery Models
Schools for the Blind
A range of assistive technology devices are available for students who are blind or visually impaired. This page provides an overview of AT related to visual impairments.
Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT) is required during the development of every IEP. This is to ensure the student receives a free and appropriate education. If the team determines that the student needs AT, the school district must provide the necessary devices and services.
The majority of students who are blind or visually impaired will need some form of assistive technology in order access print. This page provides information on the components of the Assistive Technology Assessment.
More Online Assistive Technology Resources...
AbleData is a publicly funded organization through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education. It provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the US.
AccessWorld is a branch of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) that offers comprehensive product evaluations, user-friendly explanations of current technology, practical tips on using technologies, news and reports from the field specific to technology. It also features interviews with industry leaders. All current and past issues and articles can be accessed online or through the AFB Access World app, AFBAW.
The American Foundation for the Bind (AFB) provides a comprehensive product database of assistive technology products used by persons who are blind or visually impaired. Users can browse products by category, manufacturer, or by task. You can also link to product reviews found on AccessWorld.
How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed is a resource guide that shows how today's colleges and universities are improving their technology and resources to help students with visual disabilities earn degress. The gudie also provides a list of online technology and literary resources students with impairments can use on their own to get ahead. Two experts in the field of visual impairments contributed to the development of this guide. Chris Danielson is the director of Public Relations with the National Federation of the Blind and Marcus Madsen is the Senior Disability Services Advisor with Capella University.