ATL are the devices, media and services used in learning environments to overcome barriers for students with physical, sensory, cognitive, speech, learning or behavioural special needs to actively engage in learning and to achieve their individual learning goals.
The primary goal of the ATL initiative is to support all students, including those with special needs, in achieving the learning outcomes of the Alberta curriculum or their individual learning goals.
Alberta Education. (June 2010). Alberta Education-Assistive Technology for Learning. In Technology in Schools. Retrieved Dec 2011, from www.education.alberta.ca/admin/technology/atl.aspx