AT and IT: Where are we headed?

American Institutes for Research; Center on Technology & Disability

Rapid changes in technology will continue to shape the future of special education services and the integration of assistive technology and instructional technology. An understanding of the shifts in the technology landscape and possible future directions for the field is imperative for state education agency leaders and local education agency leaders. 

Use this infographic in combination with the full report, Future Ready Assistive Technology: Fostering State Supports for Students With Disabilities.

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