Franklin Public Schools is strongly committed to developing strategies and assisitives to overcome student learning barriers. Assistive Technology as defined by The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal special education law, provides the following legal definition of an assistive technology device: "any item, piece of equipment, or product system... that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." Under IDEA, students identified with a disability must be considered for assistive technology in their Individual Educational Plan. The Pupil Services department takes this responsibility further to provide reading and writing assistive technology universally, in order to meet the diverse range of learning styles for students with and without disabilities. The assistive technology coordinators provide support for staff and students in the areas of assistive technologies, high and light tech, to ensure that all students have equal benefit from their education.
Click these links to view some of the types of devices assisting our students.