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Assistive Technology for Distance Learning: Miscellaneous

A guide providing links to resources and materials for educators so they may better support students with assistive technology needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


These are miscellaneous resources that might help your students navigate distance learning.

EquatiO - Math Math Digital

With EquatiO - Math Math Digital, you can easily create mathematical equations, formulas and quizzes. It lets you intuitively type, dictate, or handwrite, with no tricky math code to learn. It is available for free on Chrome Extension. EquatiO has also pledged compliance with the CT Student Data Privacy law.

Educating All Learners Association

The EALA has provided a Tools and Resources page that is specifically chosen to meet the needs of special education teachers and provide necessary assistance to children with disabilities. Find tips and tricks for accessibility and ongoing development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Educating All Learners Resource Library

EALA is just getting started. The tools, relationships, and communities built today are helping the most vulnerable students through the challenges they face during the pandemic. Looking ahead, EALA imagines a new model of education that truly meets the needs of all learners.

Educating All Learners has created a resource library that provides a collection of videos, web content, and other resource compilations that will prove to be helpful to parents, educators, and school leaders. Resource categories include:

  • Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Intervention and Relates Services
  • Family Partnership and Communication
  • Special Education Process and Policy
  • Scheduling and Operational Systems
  • Staff Support and Development
  • Social-Emotional Wellbeing and Climate
  • Intersectional Needs and Considerations
  • Student Engagement and Agency
  • Transition Planning and Support
  • Examples from the Field

Screen Shader

The Screen Shader shades Chrome to a soothing orange color to decrease eye-strain and eye fatigue. It is available for free on Chrome Extension. Screen Shader has also pledged compliance with the CT Student Data Privacy law.


HelpKidzLearn offers eye gaze software and switch access for physical disabilities. You can start a 14-day free trial via Windows (eye gaze) and iPad (switch access). HelpKidzLearn has also pledged compliance with the CT Student Data Privacy law.

Maryland Learning Links: Resources to Support Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The MSDE Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI/SES) has created the following lists of resources in order to address common issues raised by local public agencies, parents, and the advocacy community, and remains committed to supporting local public agencies as we navigate these rapidly evolving and challenging times.

Resource lists provided on this site include:

  • Parent Guides
  • Navigating Distance Learning
  • Online Engagement Systems and Platforms
  • Teaching Tools and Supports

Low-Vision Support

This tool offers you Low Vision Support for browsing Google Chrome. It is freely available and already built-in to Chrome. No need to download, just activate the function.

Low Vision Support has not currently pledged compliance with the Connecticut Student Data Privacy law. Please contact in-district personnel to set up the Data Privacy Pledge with this company.