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Ability Hub is an inclusive website on assistive technology that provides information on products along with education materials to learn more about common types of assistive technology useful for the classroom, independent living, and vocational needs.

Abledata Search Engine is a large database of products and solutions to explore.  Searches can be based on keywords or categories to find appropriate options that meet specific needs.

Closing the Gap is an internationally renowned resource distribution site of special education and assistive technology.  There are news flashes, articles, search engines and centralized information to learn how technology can enhance the classroom.

Job Accommodations Network provides useful information on accommodating the workplace for people with disabilities along with their Searchable Online Accommodations Resource (SOAR).  The Americans Disabilities Act is thoroughly explained on this website to give the reader an understanding of rights found under this act.

Learning Styles Online is an Internet learning styles inventory that asks several questions regarding preferences and will identify specific learning styles and accommodations when submitted.

Resources

Bender, Renet L. & Bender, William N.  Computer-Assisted Instruction for Students at Risk for ADHD, Mild Disabilities, or Academic Problems. Allyn & Bacon Inc., 1996.

Traynor, Patrick L. Effects of computer-assisted-instruction on different learners. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2003.  www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCG/is_2_30/ai_105478983

CAI applied to reading instruction: www.apples4theteacher.com/resources/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=41 

Assistive Technology for organization and time-keeping:  assistivetech.net/search/FA_search3.php?activity=15&function_id=1

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