Annotated Links: Accommodation, Inclusion, Mainstreaming

Help us grow this resource! These pages contain links to web resources that many find useful in bringing 21st Century Information Fluency skills into the classroom. If you have suggestions for additional sites (or if any of these sites are not working) please write us:

This is a toolbox of resources dealing with inclusion and mainstreaming. Dozens of articles, reviews, related links and a deep web database make this an excellent starting place for your planning.
This site offers many links to resources needed by students with disabilities. Specific resources for special needs, assistive technology and web accessibility are provided.
This is the complete text in HTML of librarian Barbara Mates' 1999. Here, you can find advice from a librarian who's been there and done that on such technologies as screen readers, Braille screens, voice recognition systems, hearing assistance devices, and HTML coding for accessibility.
Of particular interest are the online videos showing learners working with assistive technology. Seeing is believing. This cite, "Promotes "the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities." Project ended December 1998."
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that states provide appropriate reading material to all students, free of charge.  Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, has 18 state based locations, including several recording studios in the greater Chicago area. Teachers and Librarians can request recordings of any book need. (Try to give them as much notice as possible.) as long as you give them proper notice, will find or record any book needed.  Textbooks and most popular reading materials are available.  The school library can even become an institutional member, though individual students will probably want their own membership.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that states provide appropriate reading material to all students, free of charge. If you have a student who qualifies for audio books, due to visual impairment, physical disability, or learning disability , contact the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).  Having an eligible student enables your school to a wealth of free materials.
"This site, by a special education attorney, provides parents, educators, and attorneys with advocacy information and special education law for children with disabilities. It provides the texts of case laws, statutes, and federal regulations, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Also includes an online bulletin board and free online newsletter (archived on the site). The author's books and consultations are for sale on site." ~ From Librarians' Index to the Internet.
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