The Connecticut AT Guidelines help to define the process for considering, implementing, and evaluating technologies that equalize the learning experience for students of all abilities. These guidelines describe the continuum of AT from low- to high-tech; current federal and state laws and policies to include the Connecticut Birth to Three System through high school (ages 3-21); consideration of AT needs; assessment/evaluation; funding for AT; documentation; implementation and effectiveness; transition planning; administrative responsibilities; universal design for learning; formats for accessible instructional materials (AIM); the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS); and resources.
This document provides a framework for making decisions about the AT needs of students with disabilities. It outlines procedures for making initial consideration decisions, evaluation, documentation, implementation, and evaluation of effectiveness. An essential focus of this document is also to assist educators, parents, and advocates to understand the legislation and rights of students with a disability regarding the use and availability of technology.
Available at CT State Department of Education, as Web article and downloadable PDF and ePub.