Last reviewed on 26 March 2021
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Learn how to use assistive technology to help pupils with reading, writing and understanding, with advice from school leaders from the EdTech Demonstrator Programme. Plus get tips on other ways you can use technology to help pupils, especially those with SEND, whether they’re in the classroom or learning remotely.

After a year of remote and blended learning, your pupils and staff will likely be more familiar with technology aids for teaching and learning than ever before. You may also have more devices in school than you used to, especially if you made use of government and other schemes to get hold of more during remote learning. 

This gives you a really good opportunity to make the most of technology that can help pupils access learning materials - whether they’re learning in school or at home. 

All of the tips below assume that pupils have access to a device - if you can’t provide regular device access to all pupils, we recommend prioritising pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who will benefit most from these tools.

Improve accessibility to everyday resources using assistive