•  Teacher & Therapist Websites

    Closing the Gap:  www.closingthegap.com

    The Closing the Gap website offers excellent forums on a variety of topics related to assistive technology. It is also has a searchable data base, but there is an annual fee to access it. Information about subscribing to the Closing the Gap newsletter is on the website.

    Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services:  www.qiat.org

    The website of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) offers a wealth of information in its resources section as well as access to the QIAT list serv. The list serv is an excellent forum to keep current with new developments in AT and the latest websites and other resources.

    Wisconsin Assistive Technology Resources:  www.wati.org/?pageLoad=content/supports/free/index.php

    WATI has a free 24 page booklet explaining assistive technology in clear, understandable language. It is designed for general education staff. It can be downloaded and copied. It is called the Resource Guide for Teachers and Administrators about Assistive Technology.

    Georgia Project for Assistive Technology:  www.gpat.org

    The Georgia Project for Assistive Technology has many excellent resources on its website, including an Assistive Technology Resource Guide that provides a continuum of solutions from standard tools to assistive technology. It also includes potential modifications and accommodations for a variety of tasks. Choose Forms from the navigation menu on the left side of the screen, then choose AT Resource Guide. It will automatically be downloaded to your computer.

    Texas Assistive Technology Network     www.texasat.net

    This website which was created by the Texas Assistive Technology Network has excellent training modules including one on Considering AT in the IEP Process that can be downloaded. It includes PowerPoint slides and other useful materials for training others.

    Jane Farrall:  Jane is an expert in using Alternate Communication systems with students and creating opportunities for literacy for all students.  Her website has information on using Word Walls, switches and visual supports for literacy as well as AAC (Augmentative and Alternate Communication), www.janefarrall.com