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.
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.
the Availability and Use of Technology for Children with Disabilities (January,
Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
International Society for Technology
in Education (ISTE)
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".
Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2000 (May, 2001)
Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on public school use of the Internet
towards providing access to information technology from the classroom.
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
National Perspective on Special Educators' Use of Technology to Promote Literacy
A report on a project that looked to provide special educators
with access to information about using technology to promote written literacy.
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.
Power of the Internet for Learning (2000)
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.
for the Sky: Policy to Support the Achievement of Students with Disabilities (1999)
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.
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.
and the New Professional Teacher:
Preparing for the 21st Century Classroom
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.
Reading and Special Education Researchers
This site includes some references for literacy, technology,
and special education researchers. These articles can be obtained through your
to Support Literacy Strategies for Students who are Deaf (February, 1999)
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.