Technologies for Differentiation

Assistive Devices


Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access:
Online information on assistive technologies, adaptive environments and community resources

ATMac: Assistive Technology for Apple and Mac Users
Covers Apple products with a slant towards tools for disability, adpaptive and assistive technology, and making accessible programs and content.

Universal Access in Operating Systems


Apple Computer: Universal Access
Detailed information on using built-in accessibility features of Apple products

Microsoft: Make Windows XP More accessible for Everyone
Specific directions for accessibility components built into Windows XP

Microsoft: Accessibility in Windows Vista
Specific directions for accessibility components built into Windows Vista

Universal Design for Learning


CAST: Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning Technology Toolkit

Universal Design for Learning — Improved Access for All

Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology

Capabilities in Applications


Microsoft Word: Display Readability Statistics

Apple: Spoken Interface for Mac OS X

Kidspiration: Listen Tool to hear text read aloud

Inspiration: Visual (diagram) to Text (outline) and back

Management Tools


Research Randomizer
Random number generator
Another random number generator

Final Countdown
A countdown timer application for Mac OS X

3-2-1 Countdown
A countdown timer dashboard widget for Mac OS X
Web-based countdown timer and stopwatch clock with variations

Technology Resources Online


Web 2.0 Directories

Mobile Apps

Online Apps & Activities

Multiple Intelligences & Technology

Bloom's Taxonomy & Technology

Other Online Tools