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No Barriers - Technology for College-Level Reading

In this Transition Tech Talk Video, an assistive technology specialist from the Simon Technology Center answers a question about helping teens read the more complex text you might find in high school and college and offers assistive technology as a solution. Three strategies are offered to help get teens ready for the rigor of college-level reading.

  • Part of the Transition Tech Talk Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability
  • Duration: 3 min
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May 2016 210 Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability Transition Tech Talk

College-Bound with Assistive Technology

In this Transition Tech Talk Video, an assistive technology specialist from the Simon Technology Center answers a question about helping teens be more independent with their work and offers assistive technology as a solution. Three strategies are offered to help get you started with helping your child be independent in high school and beyond.

  • Part of the Transition Tech Talk Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability
  • Duration: 4 min
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May 2016 266 Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability Transition Tech Talk

Meet Jesus Villasenor

Meet Jesus Villasenor, a parent advocate at PACER Center and father of a young adult with learning disabilities. Jesus tells his story, and offers advice to other Latino parents on helping their youth with a disability through the transition years.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Learning Disability, Family Support, Latino Parents, ADD/ADHD, High Expectations, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 7 min
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April 2015 324 Learning Disability, Family Support, Latino Parents, ADD/ADHD, High Expectations, Finding Strengths Voices of Experience

Meet Jonathan Mooney

Meet Jonathan Mooney, prolific author, sought-after national speaker, and a young man with significant learning disabilities.

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March 2015 358 Learning Disability, Supportive Adults, Celebrating Differences Voices of Experience

Jonathan Mooney on Lessons Learned

Jonathan Mooney discusses the lessons he learned from his disability.

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March 2015 340 Learning Disability, Self-Advocacy, Accommodations Voices of Experience

Meet Joseph

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

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November 2014 898 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Learning Disability, Self-Awareness Assistive Technology in Action

Transitioning to College with a Disability

The five minute closed captioned video features two students with learning disabilities It explains how accommodations can be different in college compared to what students have in high school. It describes how one discloses a disability at the college level including the importance of knowing what the disability is, how it impacts the student, and what accommodations have worked well in the past.

  • Topics: Learning Disability, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 5 min
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May 2014 4782 Learning Disability, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Advocacy

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.

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February 2014 1530 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Learning Disability, Special Education Assistive Technology in Action

Chuck Close on following the grid

Artist Chuck Close discusses how he has overcome his learning disability by using grids to create large-scale portraits preventing him from becoming overwhelmed by the whole.

  • Topics: Learning Disability
  • Duration: 3 min
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December 2012 120232 Learning Disability

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials and PACER Center are pleased to announce the release of our new video explaining Accessible Instructional Materials in easy to understand language. This fully-captioned video is designed to increase awareness of AIM.

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Special Education, Vision Disability, Learning Disability
  • Duration: 4 min
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October 2012 8406 Assistive Technology, Special Education, Vision Disability, Learning Disability Simply Said

Scholar Profile: Nathan

Nathan, a college freshman with a disability, discusses his hobbies, career goals, academic studies, and technology that assists with math and reading.

  • Topics: Learning Disability, Assistive Technology, Accommodations
  • Duration: 2 min
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October 2009 378 Learning Disability, Assistive Technology, Accommodations