Assistive Technology Resources

Acquisition of Alternate Format Core Learning Materials for Pre-K-12 Students with Print Disabilities. Prepared by Skip Stahl, with support from Chuck Hitchcock, Valerie Hendricks, Mindy Johnson, Susan Christensen, and Mary Ann Siller. From CAST:

Adaptech Research Network of Dawson College, Montreal, has compiled a listing of free and low-cost (under $200) adaptive technology software.
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Assistive Technology Loan Programs by Easter Seals

Ipad apps and Websites for older students with CVI January 2015

Massachusetts Assistive Technology Lending Initiative for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired – Report January 2015

Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Access to Learning: Lots of great information on Assistive Technology and Accessible Instructional Materials, including Federal and State laws. (See page 26 for answers to frequently asked questions.) 

Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program: This program offers access to reduce-interest loans for assistive technology and related services. For more information call Jason Luciano: 508-751-643 or Kristina Koles: 508-751-6428
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MassMATCH Lending program

Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library has a CCTV Loan Program for home use for registered Library borrowers. Students have priority in this program. Units must be picked up and some orientation to the unit is provided by Library staff. Contact Kim Charlson at 617-972-7249 or email:

Social Media – Making it Accessible

Tips and Tricks: Improving Accessibility to Electronic Board Notes for Students with Visual Impairments

Website & Newsletter Resource on Assistive Tech: Top Tech Tidbits-News in Adaptive Technology- Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC
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Who is Responsible for Providing Assistive Technology?