This site is designed for Oklahoma educators, parents and students. Services offered throughout our state are outlined below as well as information on the types of low, mid and high tech tools available for assisting students and differentiating instruction. Always remember….anything can be considered assistive technology if it provides an educational benefit for a student with a disability.
The IDEA defines “assistive technology device” 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. “Assistive technology service” means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. The IDEA requires each public agency to ensure that assistive technology devices and services are made available to each child with a disability if required as part of the child’s special education, related services, or supplementary aids and services.
The purpose of ABLE Tech is to “promote the availability of assistive technology devices and services” for individuals of all ages and all disabilities in Oklahoma. Their program includes: 1) Device Demonstration and Loan Centers, 2) Device Short-Term Loans, 3) Low Interest Bank Loans, 4) AT Reutilization, 5) Accessible Instructional Materials Assistance.