Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology - Post Secondary


The QIAT Consortium is a nationwide grassroots group that provides input into identifying, disseminating, and implementing widely applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in School Settings that can be used as a tool to support quality assistive technology work in the schools.  Did you know that a new work group of AT professionals has been drafting quality indicators specific to post secondary education?
The Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Post Secondary (QIAT-PS) offers tools and resources on quality implementation of assistive technology in the Post Secondary environment. QIAT-PS is a collaborative effort of hundreds of professionals from a variety of higher education and K-12 schools and based on the successful implementations of assistive technology indicators in K-12 public schools.
The QIAT-PS was developed as a tool for both students and college personnel. The QIAT-PS Student Guidelines are intended as a tool for students and families as they consider the transition from public school to the college environment.  The QIAT-PS College Guidelines are intended as a tool for college personnel as they consider their accessibility and accommodations for the entry of students with disabilities.
Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Post Secondary Education is sponsored by DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center and DBTAC: Southwest ADA Center. The QIAT-PS web site will be updated by the end of the summer.  If you are interested in a final copy of the indicators contact Janet Peters at jpete@uic.edu.

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