In Cambodia the MoEYS has produced “inclusive education guidelines” to help teachers and school administrators identify children with disabilities, along with general guidance to help teachers make their teaching methods more inclusive. With support from IKEA, Save the Children has produced a practical Manual on Teaching Children with Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Save the Children is working with teachers in 147 schools to implement child-friendly teaching and learning methodologies and to promote children’s active participation in learning through Children’s Councils and Child Clubs. The project is expected to benefit 55,400 children, including ethnic minority children, children with disabilities and those from very poor families.
ATIA Alliance Partners, leaders in the assistive technology (AT) industry, provide products and services that enhance benefits and opportunities for persons with disabilities. The ATIA Alliance Partners program brings together other associations, non-profit agencies, and disability-related organizations in a rich collection of resources for all aspects of assistive technology.
The Center for Accessible Technology provides assistive technology information, training and referrals for both adults and children with disabilities; provides business to business consulting services on website accessibility, product accessibility and user testing by people with disabilities; offers online trainings and web resources on AT related issues.
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.
We all need a little help doing what we need to do, especially those of us with limited mobility or motor control! This guide collects some of the best assistive technology projects on Instructables. There is everything from projects to increase grip on everyday items,ways for wheelchair users to mod their chairs so they’re more useful and even a couple projects that will help people that live with servicedogs keep their service dog happy and healthy!
The Accessible Technology Coalition (ATC) is a new model of information dissemination. The field of accessible technology for people with disabilities has changed enormously in the last 30 years. Yet, people still struggle to identify the appropriate technologies that will improve lives. ATC meets this need by providing a roadmap of resources:
- Timely information in the form of breaking news on new products to help you clarify your needs and find solutions.
- Access to AT Specialists on the Forum where you can post your questions and get answers.
- Links to free Training to support implementation of the technology you choose.
ATC supports use of technology to promote independent living for people with disabilities, providing information via online resources, and engaging in advocacy work to support policies that expand access to technology for people with disabilities.
The ATC is funded by the Center for Accessible Technology located in Berkeley California at the Ed Roberts Campus. While the ATC provides an online resource that reaches across the world, the Center for Accessible Technology offers access to an office with staff who provide hands-on training; AT Consultants who do assessments; business consulting services to corporations, libraries and government entities; assistance on creating accessible websites and have a test bank of users with disabilities to test products and services.