ERIC Number: ED434452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology Creating a Pathway: Iowa Assistive Technology Guidebook. Field Edition.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
This manual is a guide to the use of assistive technology with Iowa students who have disabilities. Section 1 offers legal definitions and examples of assistive technology and is followed by a section that considers how assistive technology helps students by providing examples of assistive technology in the general education curriculum. Section 3 is on assistive technology and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) including specific guidelines and examples for answering the assistive technology question on the IEP form. The next three sections provide guidance about building assistive technology capacity at the district level; transition and assistive technology; and funding, purchasing, and maintaining assistive technology. Section 7 answers frequently asked questions concerning service delivery, responsibility/legal issues, and funding. Section 8 offers resources including frequently used forms, definitions and lists of Web sites and organizations. Eight appendices provide additional resources such as examples of assistive technology devices, an accommodations checklist, a flowchart on addressing assistive technology in the IEP, sample letters, Iowa Department of Education requirements for accessible software design, and an assistive technology intervention matrix. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa