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Welcome to the Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN)

Assistive technology enables students with disabilities to access the curriculum, increase independence and participate actively in education and life activities. Thank you for visiting our site today and we hope you find the resources you need to successfully include technology devices and services for your schools.

 

Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference 

The Texas AT Network Conference will be June 13-14, 2017. The Call for presenters is open until January 31, 2017 and can be accessed here:

 

Webinar Series

Check out our webinar series we are hosting this year! All webinars listed will use Blackboard Collaborate. Time of webinars will be from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (1 hour). In order to be eligible for one contact hour/CEU, you MUST register with Region 4* at www.esc4.net with the webinar Session ID found on the webinar page. We will not offer ASHA, TSHA, TPTA, or any other credits.

* Note, check with your local Education Service Center for possibly hosting of webinar sessions and further CEUs.

 

Explore our resources on this page

Explore our many online modules, resources and links to other assistive technology supports through the tabs above. Also, try out the usability features (top right) built into our website for increased accessibility. Try this tool to zoom in on content and/or for text to speech.

 

Mission

Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) is working to ensure that students with disabilities receive assistive technology devices and services when needed to benefit from a free, appropriate public education. The TATN consists of representatives from each of the Texas Education Services Centers, and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Region 4 Education Service Center (Region 4) in Houston, TX provides statewide leadership for the network. Through a comprehensive planning process, the TATN has developed a framework for statewide collaboration. Priorities in professional development and technical assistance focus on providing training, products and services that:

  • build district capacity in assistive technology knowledge and skills
  • promote strategies for building the literacy skills of all students, and
  • are aligned with statewide literacy initiatives.

Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Leadership Functions

Click below to review all Leadership Functions & projects which TEA supports. Education service centers (ESCs) provide state leadership for special education related functions. The ESCs listed next to the function are considered the Lead ESC. Each lead ESC is responsible for establishing and coordinating a 20-region network for their function. The purpose of the 20-region network is to ensure ongoing communication between ESCs about state-level needs assessment processes, planning, and implementing and evaluating statewide activities. 

TEA Leadership Functions and projects

News & Events

Texas AT Network Conference Call for Presenters

The Call for presenters is open until January 31, 2017 and can be accessed here: 

 

Webinar Series

PEIMS Memo
October 2015 PEIMS memo for districts with data and resources.

Check it out here

 

The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
Check it out for information, tools & resources on accessible materials and technologies.
http://aem.cast.org/


AT Internet Modules
Assistive Technology Internet Modules through OCALI and various other AT Lead states, including Texas. http://www.atinternetmodules.org

For further information on the Texas AT Network, contact us at TATN@esc4.net