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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

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When I first began my job as an Assistive Technology Coordinator in my district back in 2008, the lines between educational tech and assistive tech were pretty crisp. I worked exclusively with students in special education classrooms who needed a way to access the curriculum or a way to communicate effectively in the classroom. But what is UDL and what role does it play in creating access for all students? Assistive Technology will always be around.

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Thingiverse: Discover, Make, And Share 3D Printer Designs

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What began in 2008 as a website exclusively for the burgeoning maker community has grown into a robust gateway to 3D printing and 3D design for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide including educators, professional engineers and designers. “We Technology 3d printing

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

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It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. A settlement that would have created a Book Rights Registry and made it possible to access the Google Books corpus through public-library terminals ultimately died, rejected by a federal judge in 2011. Without Google’s backing and technological abilities, a resource like HathiTrust would have been much harder to create, she says. “We