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Assistive Technology: The Focus of U.S. Education Roundtable


DENVER - When a parent of a dyslexic boy explained how her son's academic scores dramatically improved when he began using Dragon Speak, a software program that converts the spoken word into text, a federal official wanted the story heard at the highest levels of government. "The president would like to know that story," said Sue Swenson (photo above), deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. "You need to send it to me." Swenson attended a roundtable discussion with parents and transition-aged students with disabilities as part of the Department of Education's third annual back-to-school bus tour. The coast-to-coast tour is in Colorado and Tuesday's meeting at Assistive Technology Partners was sponsored by ATP, part of the School of Medicine, and PEAK Parent Center.​

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