D47 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources
Universal Design for Learning Tools (UDLs) provide students with an alternative way to access their education. District 47 has a site license for the following UDLs: Co:Writer Universal, Snap & Read, and Read Outloud. These tools are available for all students to use at school and at home when doing homework. To access these tools, download the app or software below and contact Elizabeth Wlodzimierski, assistive technology coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for the access code.
AT Toolkits - Every building has an AT toolkit that is available to all staff to trial with students. Each AT Toolkit contains low- and mid-tech tools for reading, writing, and math.
Core Vocabulary Toolkits - All programs and classrooms that have students who require core vocabulary to communicate have access to Core Vocabulary Toolkits that provide basic tools to get started and activities to practice.
Trial devices/software/apps - There are a variety of low- to high-tech tools that can be trialed by students to determine their effectiveness in helping them access their education.
Learning Ally - District 47 has a membership to Learning Ally. This is an online digital book repository for students that qualify under a print disability. If your child has a school membership and you would like for him or her to be able to access the website at home, please contact your student's case manager.
Book Share - District 47 has a membership to www.bookshare.org, which is an online digital book repository for students that qualify under a print disability. If your child has a school membership and you would like for him or her to be able to access the website at home, please contact your student's case manager.
- Illinois AT Guidance Manual - http://www.isbe.state.il.us/spec-ed/pdfs/assist-tech-guidance-manual.pdf
- Illinois Assistive Technology Program - http://www.iltech.org/
- Infinitec - http://www.myinfinitec.org