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Q&A: Blending Assistive Technology into UDL and MTSS in a Large Urban District

taught by: Shira Goldberg
co-presented by: NeCol Roager

Session Summary

Participants will learn how a large urban district (Austin ISD) is utilizing the one-to-one device initiative to blend assistive technologies into the principals of Universal Design for Learning and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.


This is not a full presentation. This is a Q&A for the pre-recorded session available to attendees in our Learning Center. Please watch the recording prior to attending the Q&A session.

Austin ISD has distributed either iPads or Chromebooks to all students grades K-12. This session will detail how this one-to-one device initiative has supported student achievement through Universally Designed tools incorporated into these devices and blended assistive technology. Participants will also gain knowledge of using the tools built into these devices within the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support model.

Practical Skills

  • Gain an understanding of the basic principals of blending assistive technologies into Universal Design for Learning and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.
  • Gain an understanding of the digital accessibility tools built into iPads and Chromebooks.
  • Synthesize knowledge of principals + tools to utilize in classrooms and support student achievement at all levels.