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The Accessible Future
The National Council on Disability (NCD) has taken a prospective look at the laws related to accessible electronic and information technology as an emerging civil rights concept. The report concurs with the New Freedom Initiative's emphasis on expanding the use and application of technology by people with disabilities.

Federal Policy Barriers to Assistive Technology (May,2000)
The National Council on Disability (NCD) has found that federal policies constitute four barriers to individuals with disabilities who wish to learn about, obtain and use assistive technology devices and services.

Improving the Availability and Use of Technology for Children with Disabilities (January, 1997)

National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Technology standards for K-12 classrooms have been established. Several reports and rubrics are available on this website. Publications include NETS for Teachers" or "NETS for Students: Connecting Curriculum and Technology".

Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2000 (May, 2001)
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on public school use of the Internet towards providing access to information technology from the classroom.

Models of Success: Case Studies of Technology in Schools (1999)

Planning and policy documents appear alongside narratives of what 20 school districts have achieved with technology in this collection of case studies.

A National Perspective on Special Educators' Use of Technology to Promote Literacy (1998)
A report on a project that looked to provide special educators with access to information about using technology to promote written literacy.

National Education Technology Standards
These national technology standards are for students Pre-K through grade 12. They include standards for students, integrating curriculum technology, technology support, and standards for student assessment and evaluation of technology use.

The Power of the Internet for Learning (2000)
This report describes the key barriers to Internet use in the schools and its potential to reach more people, to deliver resources where there were none, and to expand time and place learning.

Reaching for the Sky: Policy to Support the Achievement of Students with Disabilities (1999)
A collaborative product of the National Association of State Boards of Education and the Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. 1999.

Teachers and Technology: Making the Connection (1995) http://www.wws.princeton.edu:80/~ota/disk1/1995/9541.html
This document, created through the Office of Technology Assessment, identifies a number of factors and approaches related to the implementation of technology in education.

Technology and the New Professional Teacher:
Preparing for the 21st Century Classroom (1997)

NCATE’s Task Force on Technology and Teacher Education developed this report to help guide the development and implementation of technology expectations for teacher candidates and for accredited schools of education.

Technology, Reading and Special Education Researchers
This site includes some references for literacy, technology, and special education researchers. These articles can be obtained through your ERIC system

Technology to Support Literacy Strategies for Students who are Deaf (February, 1999)

Technology for Students with Disabilities: A Decision Maker's Resource Guide
This guide is published by the National School Boards Association and the US Department of Education's OSERS. It focuses on the selection and procurement of technology tools for students, helpful resources and the necessity of developing a technology plan.



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