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Student Resources

Accredited Online Schools and Colleges

Accredited Online Schools and Colleges (AoC.org) was created in 2013 as a way to create an easy to use and credible website to connect students to accredited online colleges. It is a general information website with many resources useful to all people looking to further their education. The site discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree from an accredited institution, as well as information about arranging accommodations, and choosing a secondary school.

American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national non­profit organization that focuses on expanding the possibilities of people with vision loss by increasing access to technology, providing professionals with tools to serve people with vision loss and prompting healthy and independent living.

 Autistic Self­Advocacy Network (ASAN)

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN’s supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross­disability advocates and non­autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends. ASAN was created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism. Activities include public policy advocacy, community engagement to encourage inclusion and respect for neurodiversity, of life oriented research, and the development of Autistic cultural activities.

Autism NOW National Resource and Information Center and currently have several other active projects.

DO-­IT

The DO-­IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

MyStudyBar (eduapps)

MyStudyBar is a tool which helps overcome problems that students commonly experience when studying, reading, and writing. The tool consists of a set of portable open source and freeware applications, assembled into one convenient package. Easy to install, simple to use, handy and effective, MyStudyBar provides comprehensive learning support at the desktop, where it is needed.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The main mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to improve the lives of children and adults with learning and attention issues­ by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), was created by Congress in 1965 to offer post­secondary technical education to students with hearing loss. Today, more than 1,350 deaf, hard­of­hearing and interpreting students study, live and socialize on the RIT campus with more than 14,000 hearing students, making NTID truly a college like no other. More than 125 sign language interpreters also work at RIT; and 90,000 hours of note taking, captioning and tutoring each year make it one of the most accessible colleges for students with hearing loss anywhere. NTID’s Center on Access Technology investigates, evaluates and reports on the most effective and efficient use of access technologies and trains individuals in their use to benefit students with hearing loss in college. It is the first and only organization in the world dedicated to advancing access technologies for deaf and hard­of­hearing students.

OSERS Year of College and Career for Youth with Disabilities 

This website was created by representatives from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS), and 3 program offices within OSERS: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). This website was developed in response to an increasing priority on the transition of youth with disabilities from school to productive adulthood. This website provides public information regarding transition activities, resources, policies, and events occurring within OSERS.

Universal Design for Learning Tech Toolkit

This website contains many useful resources for educators, parents, and students. You can choose between free text ­to­ speech, graphic organizers, multimedia and digital, storytelling, study skills, literacy, writing, collaborative, research, math, handwriting tools, as well as helpful apps. Each link provides numerous different resources for each category, including productivity tools and games.

We Connect Now

This website is used as a resource by institutions of higher learning and has been linked by colleges, universities and groups serving people with disabilities in 50 states and at least 9 countries. The main function of this website is to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues.

 
 
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