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Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is any tool that enables students to access school life and to perform tasks as independently as possible. All students benefit from the use of assistive technology; for some students it is essential. Teachers use these tools to create differentiated learning environments that are flexible, inclusive and engaging (Universal Design for Learning).

The TDSB has a wide-range of assistive software options that are available to all students.  Please speak with your child’s teacher to learn more.

Special Equipment Amount (SEA)

SEA refers to software, hardware and other equipment used to accommodate students where the need for specific equipment is deemed essential by a qualified professional.

For more information, please read: Assistive Technology Tools Research Monograph #50.

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