The Assistive Technology Project (ATP) trainers are a tremendous resource when it comes to recommending and thinking creatively about technology (both low and high tech) that may be useful and helpful for an individual with a disability. If you’re working with students with specific learning disabilities (SLD), consider working with the student to see if any of the apps in the chart below, would be effective for them. (Click on the image below to open the document in a new window.)
Access to Success is a free online course from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas. The course is designed to help students learn about their rights and responsibilities in the post-secondary environment, and to develop self-advocacy skills.
For students who are transitioning from high school to college, this program would be useful as a component of the planning process
The course syllabus is below:
WARM-UP – a short multiple chose quiz for students to discover what they already know
LESSON 1: – Content covers your rights and knowing yourself
- The names and requirements in the federal laws that give you the right to reasonable accommodations in higher education
- The support services that are available in your higher education program to help you get the accommodations you need
- The definitions of accommodations and kinds of accommodation that students with disabilities may use, including technological and non-technological accommodations
- The difference between reasonable and unreasonable accommodations
- Your own strengths and needs related to being successful in a higher education program
- How to think about the environment and expectations of your higher education program and consider the accommodations that would best enable you to be successful
LESSON 2 – A skills-base lesson that gives participants an opportunity to practice advocating for themselves.
COOL DOWN – a post-quiz that allows the participant to assess what he/she has learned.