AbleNet Acquires IntelliTools Product Line
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AbleNet Acquires IntelliTools Product Line
AbleNet Seeks to Enhance Product Portfolio to Continue to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities
St. Paul, MN – April 17, 2014 – AbleNet, Inc. announced today the acquisition of the assets of the IntelliTools® product line from Kurzweil /IntelliTools, a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD). IntelliTools is an industry-leading technology provider for preK-8 students requiring differentiated instruction and alternative means of accessing the curriculum. IntelliTools is widely known for its revolutionary programmable alternative keyboard IntelliKeys® as well as its versatile software for instruction and assessment, IntelliTools® Classroom Suite.
For nearly three decades, AbleNet and IntelliTools have been market leaders and frequent partners working to provide innovative tools for students with disabilities to be more successful in schools across the globe.
"Our focus has always been on providing access to meaningful education to ensure students with disabilities are engaged learners. The addition of the highly-regarded IntelliTools products to the AbleNet family of solutions benefits students and educators worldwide,” stated AbleNet CEO Jen Thalhuber. “AbleNet’s portfolio is comprised of many of the most recognized and utilized products in our field and by acquiring IntelliTools, AbleNet has added essential assistive technology tools for student success.”
“With the sale of IntelliTools to AbleNet, we are able to achieve two important objectives,” said John Campbell, CEO of Cambium Learning Group. “The IntelliTools legacy of providing solutions for learners with lower incidence disabilities will continue to be served by a company with a strong history of delivering positive results for these students. In addition, this transaction enables Kurzweil Educational Systems to increase its focus on our Kurzweil product line which is designed to support learners with mid- to high-incidence disabilities who struggle with necessary literacy skills to learn at grade level.”
For more information about IntelliTools now a member of the AbleNet family of solutions, please visit http://ablenetinc.com/Assistive-Technology/IntelliTools.
IntelliTools, a pioneer in learning solutions for the diverse classroom, has been producing award-winning classroom tools for preK-8 education for over 25 years. IntelliTools designs products for students who face challenges ranging from learning disabilities to significant physical disabilities.
About Kurzweil Educational Systems
Kurzweil Educational Systems® is recognized as the leading developer of literacy software for people with learning differences such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, or those who are English language learners, as well as those who are blind or visually impaired. Kurzweil provides complete reading, study skills, writing, and test-taking support for students. For more than 30 years the company has been driven by the vision to serve the needs of struggling learners to enable them to reach their full potential. The company offers products that bring the power and pleasure of reading and learning to the lives of users, striving to enhance learning and expand literacy. Kurzweil Educational Systems is committed to providing research-based solutions that help educators raise the achievement levels of preK–12 students as well as adult learning communities.
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AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids, such as switches and wheelchair-mounting devices for people who require physical supports; and special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress. Our products are used in hundreds of thousands of homes, clinics and classrooms in the United States and across the globe. AbleNet is an ESOP company located in Roseville, Minnesota. For more information visit www.ablenetinc.com.