StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.
DLM First 40 Vocabulary Pathways Comparison & Shared Reading with AAC
The Douglas County AT Team has been hard at work and shared these wonderful resources with us:
DLM First 40 Vocabulary Pathways Comparison
Shared Reading with AAC
New Federal Requirements on Accessibility and Technology
From the Center on Technology and Disability:
In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule to update the accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT), covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act. The update goals include:
- Ensuring consistency in accessibility across the range of ICT covered
- Increasing accessibility to ICT for people with disabilities
- Updating requirements to meet the ever-changing nature of technology
- Synchronizing requirements with other U.S. and international standards
Great Resources to Help Meet Requirements
Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is here to assist you with tools and resources designed to support SEA and LEA leaders to understand issues related to accessibility and meet new federal accessibility requirements.
Accessibility-understanding what it is and steps to get started:
Creating accessible content:
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The SWAAAC Central Office Has Moved!
Its official, the SWAAAC Central Office has finally moved! We are now located at:
1201 5th St
Suite 240, Campus Box 180
Denver, CO 80204
Alexandria Loan Bank
SWAAAC is excited to announce the launch of the new Alexandria Loan Bank. Anyone is able to view the catalog and browse the hundreds of devices available through the SWAAAC Loan Bank. Find out more information on how to use the Alexandria Loan Bank here. To borrow a device from the Loan Bank, contact your district's Team Coordinator.
Important Dates to Remember
Monthly Web Conference: IMPAAACT Program
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Spring Advisory Committee Meeting
Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office
Spring Team Coordinator's Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Shore Family Forum
Make & Take Training
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Auraria Higher Education Center, Tivoli Student Union, Zenith Room 640
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