DRIVING INNOVATION to advance learning
A new resource for learners with disabilities

Deeper Look

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The online Center on Technology and Disability was launched to increase the capacity of U.S. families and providers to advocate for, acquire and implement effective assistive and instructional technology practices, devices and services. Research-based technologies have great potential to help children and youth with disabilities participate fully in daily routines, improve functional and educational outcomes, and meet college- and career-ready standards. The Center on Technology and Disability is the largest center of its kind to date and benefits from an active partnership with American Institutes for Research, PACER Center and other national organizations.


For students with disabilities, high-tech tools can make learning easier and can give children and youth the power to participate in all aspects of their lives, whether at school, at home, in the community or in the workplace. … Read more

Hear a personal perspective

Jacqueline Hess
Director, Disability Studies and Services & Early Care and Education

Funder: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Project: Center on Technology and Disability