The future is inclusive.
The Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES) aims to empower school districts to build and maintain technology systems that include every student, particularly children and youth with disabilities who require assistive technology and accessible materials. The CITES Framework is a helpful guide that encourages positive change within a district. It works alongside technology and instructional efforts already in place, bringing together experts and coaches at various levels to assist local teams in making and maintaining inclusive technology systems.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) outlines expectations and best practices for how to promote more inclusive learning experiences for all students, particularly children and youth with disabilities.
The CITES framework offers districts a step-by-step process for identifying and removing systemic barriers to implementation of inclusive technology.
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CITES Community of Practice (CoP) works to mobilize professionals interested in developing and sustaining inclusive technology and education systems as part of a cross-discipline, collaborative group of professionals. The collective is focused on sharing knowledge and experiences; problem-solving barriers; documenting lessons learned; and celebrating successes. All are welcome!