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Assistive Technology For Students With Learning Differences

Season 2 | Episode 6
Airdate: March 2022

Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle observed that “Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.” For kids with learning differences, one of the most power tools at their disposal is assistive technology. What is it? Assistive technology, or (AT), are products, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities. Tools that when properly implemented in the classroom or in the home can empower students who learn differently and by making learning more accessible provide them a vibrant voice in their education. On this episode, you’ll discover the latest assistive tech gadgets and gizmos in an “In the Know” interview with David Dikter, chief executive officer of Assistive Technology Industry Association. Next, we’ll take a deeper dive into AT in our “Ask the Experts” conversation with Google’s accessibility guru Laura Allen. Later, you’ll met our latest “Difference Maker,” Jeanne Betancourt, who leveraged her dyslexia to write a happy ending as a popular children’s book author.