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Presentation on theme: "BETTER RESULTS THROUGH ACCESSIBILITY OF TECHNOLOGY."— Presentation transcript:


2 Accessibility Convenience Ease of Access Ease of Understanding User-friendly Ease of use Openness Personal Preference

3 SECTION 681 PURPOSES …our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. ERS/IDEA

4 Sustaining Effective Practices Assess contextual fit Feedback loop Conceptual and procedural understanding Team-based problem solving Active administrator involvement and leadership George Sugai, Ph.D., University of Oregon OSEP Leadership 1999

5 ContextNational Policy IDEA 97 Section 687 Technology Development, Demonstration, and Utilization, and Media Services Section 602 Definitions: ATD/ATS Section 673 Personnel Preparation Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998: Sections 504 & 508 Electronic & Information Technology Americans with Disabilities Act Telecommunications Act of 1996 Assistive Technology Act of 1998 School Renovation, IDEA and Technology (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001) No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

6 ContextNational Policy IDEA 97 –Track Medicaid (20 U.S.C. §1412 (e)) – Assistance Under Other Federal Programs (f) – Coordinated Services System –(2) Activities LEA 5% »(A) Improve Effectiveness / Efficiency »(B) Service Coordination Case Management »(C) Interagency Financial Strategies »(D) Interagency Personnel Development

7 ContextNational Policy State Information Technology Access Coalition (SITAC) National Association of State Information Resource Executives National Association of State Procurement Officials Association of Tech Act Projects

8 Vision( Maine people will be among the best educated in the world Learning Results High Expectations and Aspirations Early Intervention Child Development Services (Birth-5) Early Literacy Child Care ContextMaine Department of Education

9 Secondary Education Promising Futures: A Call to Improve learning for Maines Secondary Students Data Driven Student Performance Program Evaluation

10 ContextMaine Department of Education Technology Statewide School Plans for Technology (E-Rate) Schools and Libraries ATM Universal Design Curriculum Assessment Adaptive Equipment Loans Maine Learning Technology Initiative

11 ContextGood Stories National Education Goals Panel Graduation Student Performance Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) 1998HTTP://NCES.ED.GOV/TIMMS National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1992, t.htm Childrens Health Care Infant Mortality Rate Childhood Immunization Rate

12 ContextContinuing Challenges Literacy: 1 out of 4 Maine Students Impact of Poor Parenting Aspirations Changing Populations Increasing % Multi-Handicapped Medications Technology Dependent/Medically Fragile Children Maine Mobility

13 Maine State Government Information Technology Accessibility Information Services Policy Board (ISPB) Information Services Management Group (ISMG) Accessibility Sub Committee

14 Center for Applied Special Technology


16 The Growing Digital Divide in Access for People with Disabilities: Overcoming Barriers to Participation Multiple Methods for Access Benefit Everyone U.S. Department of Commerce

17 Factors Influencing the Effective Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning Nine Lessons Learned 1)Leadership is the key ingredient 3)Technology integration is a s-l-o-w process SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium 1999

18 Learnings Leadership Assess Environment Teaming Quality Assurance / Improvement Success Through Communication

19 OSEP Leadership: T A ( Identify Technical Assistance Resources Facilitate Networking Promote Leadership Institutes Coordinate Resources Customer contact Coordinated staff development Contract requirements

20 Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI) Presidents Committee of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) Report to the President on the Use of Technology to Strengthen K-12 Education in the United States Federal government increase its investment in research – what actually works IERI is a federal partnership that includes the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Educations Office of Educational Research & Improvement and the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development


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