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Assistive Technology (The Simon Technology Center)
The Simon Technology Center helps children and adults with disabilities and their families use assistive technology to improve their lives. The Simon Technology center believes that technology allows children and adults with disabilities to keep pace with a rapidly changing world by providing opportunities for communication, education, recreation, employment, and independence.
The Simon Technology Center offers information and resources on assistive technology through:
- individualized technology consultations for children or adults with disabilities
- workshops on assistive technology and related issues for parents and professionals
- a statewide technology and software lending library
- a computer laboratory that members of the community may use
- a training model for early childhood professionals and parents of young children with disabilities, ages 3-8
Brochures & Forms
Accessible Instructional Materials Brochure
Information about Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and whether or not their use would benefit your child. 2012.
FREE | STC-25
AT Information and Referral Brochure
Information about receiving answers to your assistive technology questions through the Simon Technology Center. 2002.
FREE | STC-9
Bookshare is a free, accessible online library with eBooks and reading tools for your child with a print disability. This brochure provides more information on Bookshare’s materials, how to start using them, and who is eligible to access the library.
FREE | STC-26
Customized Technology Training for Educators Brochure
Information about assistive technology in-services offered through the Simon Technology Center. 2010.
FREE | STC-2
Project KITE Brochure
Provides information about Project KITE (Kids Included through Technology are Enriched). This is an early childhood training program offered to parents and professionals. 2009.
FREE | STC-19
Simon Technology Center Brochure
Order a free brochure that provides information about the services offered through the center, including assistive technology library, community outreach, and consultations. 2009.
FREE | STC-3
Simon Technology Center Library Packet
Includes membership application form and library policies. The library offers access to over 2000 assistive technology options to Minnesota residents. $50 annual fee for parents, $100 for professionals. Mailing service is also available. Updated 2006.
FREE | STC-1
STC Consultation Request Form
Application form for free, informal assistive technology consultation for children or adults with a disability. A $50 refundable deposit is required prior to scheduling an appointment. Updated 2006.
FREE | STC-10
Booklets Free to Download
Accessible Instructional Materials: A Technical Guide for Families and Advocates
New! This guide describes what types of accessible instructional materials (AIM) are available, why a student may need AIM, the process for making decisions about AIM, and what supports are necessary to effectively utilize them. Also includes what types of specialized formats are available and how to promote their use. 2011
$3 | 10+ for $2.50 | STC-22
Accessible Instructional Materials: Basics for Families
New! This booklet helps parents decide whether their child needs accessible instructional materials (AIM), what specialized format the student needs, how to access these materials, and what supports the student needs to use AIM. 2011 (See Translations Page for Spanish)
$2 | 10+ for $1.50 each | STC-23
Discover How Assistive Technology Can Help Your Infant or Toddler Learn and Grow
New! Provides information on assistive technology (AT) use with infants and toddlers for families and professionals. Also includes tips on how to find more information about AT. Parent Centers should contact PACER regarding bulk orders. 2010.
$1 | 10+ copies, $.50 each | STC-21
EZ AT book
A guide for parents and professionals working with children ages 3-8 with disabilities. It provides assistive technology activities to encourage inclusion among all students. A wide range of devices and products promote best practices for home and classroom learning. 2006.
$10 | 10+ copies, $8 each | STC-16
EZ AT II
New! A guide for parents and professionals who want to help infants and toddlers with disabilities participate more fully in daily activities with the use of assistive technology. For ages birth to 3. 2011
$5 | 10+ for $4 | STC-24
Just Your Type
Gives an overview of keyboarding alternatives for typists using one hand and other people with disabilities who have difficulty using a standard keyboard. Updated 2005.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | STC-12
Leadership Academy, 2007-2008: A Model for Replication for High School Students with Disabilities
Describes the pilot program between PACER’s Simon Technology Center and Rockford High School that helped to prepare eleven students with disabilities for college and provides a framework for replicating the work modeled in the pilot program.
$10 | 10+ copies, $8 each | STC-20
Reaching All Students Inclusion/Multimedia
Learn more about using multimedia in special education for teaching, assessment, and access. Includes multimedia basics, strategies and tips, and a product list. 2005.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | STC-15
Really Useful Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities
Highlights an extensive list of useful technology, such as writing software, portable devices, and reference tools for children with learning disabilities. Updated 2003.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | STC-11
Learn about the latest developments in speech recognition technology and how they can help people with disabilities. This handout includes a cross comparison of speech recognition products and tips on how to make it work successfully. 2004.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | STC-5
TOYS, Universal Tools for Learning
Learn how toys can affect the development of a child with a disability. This 12-page booklet outlines buying tips, categories of toys, and learning new skills through play. 2005.
$3 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | STC-14
Handouts Free to Download | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each
Three separate booklets are designed to support teachers, families, and administrators as they work in collaboration with other IEP team members in planning and implementing assistive technology (AT) services. 2006.
$25 | ATP-10
Assistive Technology: Making a Different World
A DVD with a three-minute overview of PACER Center's Simon Technology Center showing how assistive technology can help children and adults with disabilities develop and use skills that lead to inclusion at school and in employment. 2006.
$5 | STC-13
Universally Designed Technology in Schools
A five-minute video on CD format that explains universal design and how it benefits students of all abilities. Used to help teachers, administrators, and other professionals implement universal design in general classrooms. 2006.
$15 | Free Online | STC-17
CD Resources and Information
Assistive Technology Resources
A collection of resources produced by the Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD). This CD covers assessment, evaluation, the IEP process, funding, universal design, inclusion, and more. 2007.
Free | No Code