Technology and Tools
Learning at Home During COVID-19 (for Educators)
Bookshare is an online library that provides access to over 800,000 customizable, accessible online e-books designed for students with learning barriers. Teachers can create free school accounts and assign books to students, and parents can also sign up students.
The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution
During COVID-19, Learning Ally offers U.S. educators and schools free access to the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution. They’re also offering access to their Distance Learning Resource Site filled with remote learning activities for teachers, students, and families, and the Square Panda Home Engagement Program for early Pre-K to first graders.
Common Sense Media: Best Special Education Apps and Websites
This resource contains apps and websites to address foundational skills, boost social and emotional skills, and help kids with autism follow a schedule. These resources have been recommended by educators and experts who work with students with disabilities. Recommended by WestEd.
Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities Database
This database contains assistive and educational technology tools and resources to support learning for students with disabilities and their classmates. It contains nearly 400 products using extensive criteria tailored to assistive and educational technologies. Recommended by WestEd.
UDL Scan Tool
This tool from the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities helps teachers understand the alignment of online/digital materials to the needs of those with disabilities. It provides a Google Form or Microsoft Excel tool to examine instructional decisions closely against UDL principles.