Free/Low-Cost Assistive Technologies for School, Community, and Social Access

School, community, and social inclusion are increasingly tied to access to electronic materials, social media, and other cloud-based services. Access for people with significant disabilities and other diverse populations is often hindered by both financial barriers and those related to reading and creating text. Free/low-cost assistive technologies are increasingly available, yet vastly underutilized in schools and in communities by those who would benefit the most.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. 1. identify sources of free/low-cost assistive technologies that facilitate access to educational, and community, and electronic resources.
  2. 2. choose free/low-cost assistive technologies best matched to personal goals and resources.
  3. 3. use resources to help obtain and use free/low-cost assistive technologies.

Diana Lawrence-Brown