Assistive Technology

The mission of the GWAEA Assistive Technology (AT) Team is to provide educators with the knowledge to consider and make appropriate decisions regarding accessibility and assistive technology tools to facilitate independence and meaningful life outcomes for all learners in our AEA area. Ƶ empowers each learner with the accessibility and assistive technologies that ensure a culture of inclusivity, equity and improve student achievement and outcomes.

Want to get the conversation started around Assistive Technology(AT)? Do you know a student who could benefit from or may need assistive technology support or services?Your building's core team can help! Every district in Ƶ also has AT team members to support building core teams in designing accommodations that best match learner accessibility needs.

What is Assistive Technology?

as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. It should be noted, the term does not include medical devices surgically implanted (or the replacement of such device).

Quick Links

State Department of Education Resources

  •  - from the Iowa/DE website
  • ᲹԻǴǰ: - from the Iowa Department of Education, May 2019