digitability

Autism Expressed, the digital education platform Michele McKeone built to help students with autism develop digital skills, quietly rebranded as Digitability over the spring.

The company was founded in 2011 by McKeone as a result of her experience in special education while working for the School District of Philadelphia. But now, the company wants to help students with all kinds of cognitive disabilities develop their digital literacy, and it kicked things off with a nifty shoutout in this CNET piece.

“McKeone saw an opportunity to use technology and project-based learning as a way to teach important technical skills, as well as foster the ability to think critically, solve problems and live independently,” wrote CNET’s Marguerite Reardon.

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McKeone told us over email that Digitability is currently working with the School District’s Office of Specialized Services to expand the company’s digital literacy program across the 8,000 special needs students in Philly high schools.

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