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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Accessible Wheels (#ncti2009)


Presenting at the NCTI 2009 is an honor as it celebrates some of the most innovative technological solutions in educationThe 2009 NCTI Technology Innovators Conference, Educational Futures — Powered by Technology, will focus on how learning and assistive technologies can supercharge education for all students.The NCTI is funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and housed in Housed at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C


It's only fitting that the most recent episode of the hugley popular new comedy Glee featured the character of Arty Abrams (Kevin McHale) and his quest to being himself.  All the other members of the Glee club were told to use a wheelchair for 3 hours of the school day so that they would realize what life is like for Arty every single day.  The episode was great and his solo/soliloquy was awesome.  Go Arty and Dance wherever you want!




The National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) advances learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities by fostering technology innovation. Specifically, we help researchers, product developers, manufacturers and publishers to create and commercialize products of value to students with special needs.
To achieve its goals NCTI offers services to:
  • Analyze needs, issues, trends, and promising technology innovations
  • Cultivate a collaborative network
  • Promote reliable research-based solutions
  • Facilitate successful commercialization approaches for the education market
Funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), NCTI works with a deep and supportive community of government, nonprofit, and private organizations. Our network of individuals and staff is dedicated not only to the development of powerful assistive technologies but to the commercial success that will make them viable on a large scale.




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