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Assistive Technology in Action

Assistive Technology (AT) devices can be highly effective tools to help individuals with disabilities participate fully in school, at home, and in the community. PACER’s Simon Technology Center and the Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) have released the new video series “AT in Action” to raise awareness of available devices. The videos offer real-world examples of how innovative AT is making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Assistive Technology in Action

Watch - Meet Brody

Meet Brody

Meet Brody, a student who uses word prediction software to help him write and a smart pen to take notes and save thoughts.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Learning Disability, Special Education
  • Date Posted: 2/26/2014
  • Duration: 4 min
Watch - Meet Elle

Meet Elle

Meet Elle O’Gorman, a young woman with cerebral palsy who, with the help of AT, is able to communicate with family, friends, and teachers.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Special Education, Connecting Youth, Independent Living
  • Date Posted: 7/28/2012
  • Duration: 4 min
Watch - Meet Jared

Meet Jared

Meet Jared, a young man with cerebral palsy who, with the help of AT, is able to control his entire computer and run his graphic arts business through a sip and puff switch.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Independent living
  • Date Posted: 5/14/2013
  • Duration: 4 min
Watch - Meet Jean

Meet Jean

Meet Jean, a student who uses an iPad to do school work and access modified curriculum. She also uses hearing aid Boots which allow her to listen to audio directly from her iPad.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Disability
  • Date Posted: 2/18/2014
  • Duration: 4 min
Watch - Meet Joseph

Meet Joseph

Meet Joe, an 11th grade student who uses Read2Go and Learning Ally to access school and recreational books.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Learning Disability, Self-Awareness
  • Date Posted: 11/4/2014
  • Duration: 6 min
Watch - Meet Nick

Meet Nick

Meet Nick, a young man with cerebral palsy who uses an adapted van to drive and runs his own lawn care business.

  • Topics: Transportation, Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Self-Determination, High Expectations, Inspiration
  • Date Posted: 12/9/2013
  • Duration: 4 min
Watch - Meet Sam

Meet Sam

Meet Sam Graves, a young man with cerebral palsy who, with the help of AT, is a successful college student, blogger, and sportsman.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living, Inspiration
  • Date Posted: 8/7/2012
  • Duration: 4 min