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Assistive technology can provide both routine and customized access to the general curriculum for students with special needs. Assistive technology devices and services can also increase independence and promote greater participation in a student’s academic and social activities.
The term “universal design” is defined in section 3 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 3002). (IDEA ’04, §602.35) * UNIVERSAL DESIGN - The term “universal design” means a concept or philosophy for designing and delivering products and services that are usable by people with the widest possible range of functional capabilities, which include products and services that are directly usable (without requiring assistive technologies) and products and services that are made usable with assistive technologies. Assistive Technology Act of 1988 (29 U.S.C. 3002) *
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Available services from the Region 17 ESC Assistive Technology Program:
Kasey Murillo M.S., CCC/SLP
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