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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

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. Second, as we moved into using the Chromebook as a 1:1 universal tool in our district, students had access to technology resources that were typically reserved only for students with a demonstrated need. Could students have a choice in how they are assessed?

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

Edsurge

That assessment may be technically true, but many librarians and scholars see the legacy of the project differently. Established in 2008 and based at the University of Michigan, it has grown to include 128 member institutions, according to its executive director, Mike Furlough. And print-disabled users can use assistive technologies to read scanned books that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find in accessible formats.