K-12 to Higher Ed Transition Guides
Transitioning from K-12 to Higher Ed can be challenging! There are many online resources that address specific challenges that students with disabilities may face. The resources below explain the differences between IEP and 504 plans and college accommodations and provide specific suggestions about ways to prepare for life after graduation.
Disability Services lends SmartPens to students whose accommodation plan includes permission to record lectures. Record everything you hear, say and write, while linking your audio recordings to your notes. Quickly replay audio from your Livescribe paper, a computer, or a mobile device – all with a simple tap on your handwritten notes. (source: LiveScribe website) Smartpen Video
The Khan Academy is a free website that provides video tutorials for a wide range of subjects. The videos are brief, with each one covering a specific section of information.
Erudio is one of many free productivity apps for iPhones. By tracking assignments, exams and projects, this app helps students stay on top of what needs to be done while monitoring grades and providing reminders about upcoming events.
Any.do is one of many free productivity apps for Android phones. Designed to be used daily, it features cloud sync, speech recognition, alerts, snooze, tasks, Google task sync, the capability to add notes, subtasks and recurring tasks. It also lets you know if you have missed a call, has auto-complete functionality, in-app actions, and gesture support. Also available on iPhone.
StudyStack and StudyBlue
Evernote makes life manageable, by letting you easily collect and find information using a variety of devices.
CAR is a free text to speech program developed at Central Washington University. This program reads Word Docs using the voices installed on your computer. By saving files as MP3s, you can listen to your materials using the player of your choice. If you don't like the way the voice sounds, look online for tts voice options.
Links are provided for convenience and information purposes only. Disability Services does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites.
Contact Student Disability Services with questions or concerns.
Call us: (509) 963-2214
Email us: DS@cwu.edu
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