Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

For people with dyslexia, Assistive Technology (AT) provides tools that ease the demands of reading and writing.  Assistive technology helps dyslexics save time and overcome challenges, such as slow note-taking, reading agility and poor handwriting, allowing them to demonstrate their abilities in ways that were once unimaginable.  See Accommodations on more information on how to bring assistive technology to students.

In addition, our Award-Winning Student Panel offers an interactive Assistive Technology 101 presentation that immerses participants in the tools that support students with dyslexia. 

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​IDA Oregon – Favorite Technology Links…

IDA Oregon Student Empowerment Panel – Recommended Tech Sheet 2020
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Text to Speech – Accessibility feature built-in on your iphone/ipad!

An Education & Resource Center (in Portland)

The Assistive Technology (AT) Lab is a new catalyst for change and inclusion in the Pacific Northwest for people with disabilities, their families, professionals, students, and the public. We want more people to see, access, and feel comfortable with AT.  Visit us in Community Vision’s new building and find out more!

Oregon Technology Access Program (serving all Oregon)

The Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities. OTAP services are available to anyone concerned with the needs of Oregon’s children with disabilities from birth to age twenty-one. The program is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

Yale Dyslexia

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

In this site you’ll find the latest information about a range of technological tools—from voice recognition programs that let users dictate ideas and watch them appear on their computer screens to recording devices that take the stress out of note-taking. Each of these easy-to-use tools can make an enormous difference for dyslexic children and adults.


CALL Scotland

Call Scotland

Great resource for all things on assistive technology with a informative section specifically on Dyslexia.  “We’ve been around since 1983 working as a Research and Development centre as well as a working Service unit. Both elements are necessary and important – they inform, enrich and support each other.”

Learning Ally – Premier Audio Book Service

Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit education solutions organization that transforms the lives of struggling learners by delivering proven solutions that help students reach their potential.

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Software designed for students with dyslexia or learning disabilities and for struggling readers and English Language Learners.










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