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1. Assistive Technology for Alternate Assessment and Evidence-Based Practice
2. Assistive Technology Implementation Model - CETT Team
3. Assistive Technology To Promote Community Inclusion ~ Mercy Centre Worcester
4. Using ComicLife to Write Social Stories
5. District Assistive Technology Program Implementation Model
6. The Read/Write Web 2.0
7. Including All Learners
8. Literacy and Sensory Supportive Learning Strategies
9. Alternative and Augmentative Communication Across the Curriculum
10. Universal Design for Learning: A Partnership Model
Universal Design for Learning - A Partnership Model
Cambium Learning Technologies
, is research-aligned technology that provides
to help all students overcome learning challenges.
is no longer considered a tool just for Special Education. It is increasingly becoming recognized as a powerful tool for General Education classrooms to support all students.
Good technology that is
Patrick O'Hearn Elementary School in Dorchester, MA
Jackson Memorial Middle School in Massillon, OH
Southeastern Vocational Technical High School in Easton, MA
are currently using
to include all students in the classroom. Each school is at a different stage in their implementation of the technology and each has a different approach to using
All schools report exciting results with the use of Kurzweil 3000
and had the opportunity to share their stories through the
CEC Assistive Technology Showcase conducted by Simmons College!
Universal Design for Learning
is a framework, developed by the
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
that aims to accommodate a broad spectrum of learners by requiring a range of options for
accessing, using and engaging with learning materials.
The Three Guiding Principles of Universal Design for Learning:
multiple means of representation
reduce barriers for individuals with disabilities but also enhance opportunities
for every student.
The key is
, not uniformity.
A core component of a Universally Designed classroom is curriculum that is accessible to the widest range of learners possible and that honors a wide variety of learning styles.
Providing content in a
makes it inherently accessible
to a broad range of learners.
enables schools to convert curriculum content into a format that provides the range of accessible accommodations most students need to independently access the curriculum.
can be used to
read content to struggling students
, offers instant
word study support,
tests and worksheets
out loud to students, provides
talking word processor
support for writing, allows teachers to
embed comprehension supports
in its digital text, and is currently an accommodation for
High Stakes Testing
in several states.
for its features. This is essential for making sure that individuals who use assistive technology devices to access the computer can fully access
files and features.
Links for resources for alternate access to Kurzweil 3000:
, a Cambium Learning Technologies Company:
ASL animated gifs
Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition
: Picture Symbol Library
Smart Boards for
Kurzweil 3000- Collaborating to Make UDL a Reality.pdf
, by Cambium Learning Technologies, is content independent, and is therefore being used by Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Universities, and adults in the workplace
O'Hearn School Educator Contact :
Jackson Memorial Middle School Educator Contacts:
See Jackon's AMAZING
Kurzweil 3000 movie
which includes student and teacher interviews!
Southeastern Educator Contact:
Research To Support the Use of Kurzweil 3000:
Iowa Text Reader Project
is an independent 3-year longitudinal study looking at the
impact of Kurzweil 3000 on student achievement with middle school students.
Key findings include:
Improved reading comprehension
Ability for students to access content at twice the rate they could without the accommodation
Independent access to content
Reductions in absences, tardies and office referrals
Improvements in rank on Iowa Test of Basic Skills scores
Link to other Research
CLT Implementation Services: Professional Development is NOT an option!
Integrating technology involves more than just training on the technology tool
It must be connected to classroom teaching and curriculum
in order to truly impact student achievement.
CLT Implementation Services.pdf
Resources to support successful implementation of Kurzweil 3000:
Cambium Implementation Partnerships.pdf
Helpful Implementation Resources.doc
Kurzweil 3000 and UDLpdf.pdf
Kurzweil 3000- Collaborating to Make UDL a Reality.pdf
Kurzweil 3000 for Windows.pdf
Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh.pdf
Kurzweil 3000 USB
For more information contact:
, MS, EdS, OTR/L, ATP
Faculty, Simmons College, Assistive Technology for Special Education Program
Director of Implementation Services, Cambium Learning Technologies, Inc.
100 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 03170
The Cambium Learning Family of Companies:
(Digital Content available for Kurzweil 3000: Non-Fiction Bookbag and Language!)
Cambium is committed to delivering research-based, culturally responsive and proven products and services that address the unique needs of the nation’s under-served student segments including minority, at-risk, and special student populations. It is the largest company in the world solely committed to this population.
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