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Overview of Assistive Technology

I need information on the history of Assistive Technology:
- Elements of universal design
- General application to education
- Use of technology in education today

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The history of assistive technology in education is a relatively short one as assistive technology before 1975 didn't really exist in education or wasn't mandated to be provided for children suffering from disabilities. This all changed in 1975 when equal educational rights for students suffering from disabilities was implemented federally through the Education for Handicapped Children Act, which is now known as the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as a result of revisions. Amendments to IDEA in 1997 were the first laws to require assistive technology be considered for every student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). ...

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