Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd), American Institute for Research
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1997 (IDEA ’97) envisioned schools where students with disabilities would be given access to the general curriculum through accommodations and assistive technologies. If students with special needs are to realize the benefits of technology, there is a need to identify evidence-based, promising, and emerging practices that help address the barriers that State Education Agencies (SEAs), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and practitioners have experienced in adopting and implementing technology. Effective technical assistance is necessary to bridge research and practice, and to provide educators with the tools they need to successfully integrate technology.
CITEd supports leadership at state and local education agencies to integrate instructional technology for all students to achieve high educational standards. CITEd provides this support through identification of best practices, innovative online technical assistance tools, professional development, and communities of practice.
CITEd is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and is a cooperative effort of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), and the Education Development Center (EDC).
Education Development Center (EDC)
55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA
For more than four decades EDC has been a pioneer, building bridges among research, policy, and practice. Our award-winning programs and products, developed in collaboration with partners around the globe, consistently advance learning and healthy development for individuals of all ages. Today, EDC manages 325 projects in 50 countries. Our work strengthens nearly every facet of society, including early child development, K-12 education, health promotion, workforce preparation, community development, learning technologies, basic and adult education, institutional reform, medical ethics, and social justice.
175 Mason Circle (United States Contact)
HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technologies for the print disabled. HumanWare provides products to people who are blind and have low vision and students with learning disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection of innovative products include BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for the blind in education, business and for personal use; the Victor Reader product line, the world’s leading digital audio book players, and SmartView Xtend, the first fully modular and upgradeable CCTV-based video magnifier.
Campus Box 8650, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Mission – To build the capacity of educational leaders to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
Core Purpose – To improve students’ performance, to serve educators, to advocate at the state level
Vision- Illinois ASCD will be the essential organization of educational leaders in Illinois by 2008.
Identified Strategic Areas – Networking/Partnerships, Influence, Professional Development, Membership Development, Information Source
Special Education Technology – BC
105-1750 West 75th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6P 6G2, CANADA
SET-BC develops and provides assistive technology solutions to BC school districts to assist students with disabilities.