CITES at CAST is creating and disseminating a framework of evidence-based practices to help instructional technology and assistive technology programs at local education agencies work together to enhance the use of technology to support all students’ success. The Center also provides technical assistance to local education agencies, educators, and families to ensure that students with disabilities are able to use the technology tools they need to foster learning and life success.
Note: The framework development process is ongoing and therefore the content of this site will be continuously updated. For more information on the status of the framework development, visit the Framework Development Process.
Pioneers in the development of Universal Design for Learning, CAST’s mission is to reduce barriers and build opportunity for all learners to succeed. CAST achieves this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.
Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting works collaboratively to develop evaluation strategies that provide ongoing formative and summative feedback that informs teams of progress and ensures the quality, relevance, and usefulness of products.
CoSN is the premier membership organization designed to meet the needs of K12 education technology leaders, representing over 13 million students in school districts/systems nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. CoSN’s resources support the entire IT team in a school system/district and offers members the opportunity to access their peers, thought leadership, and participate in local chapters.
The Center for Parent Information & Resources (CPIR) is a hub of information and products for the national network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community serving families of children with disabilities.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is the global leader in assistive technology (AT) education and research and the premier organization for AT manufacturers, sellers and providers. The ATIA's mission is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry to help ensure that the best products and services are delivered to persons with disabilities.
- Jill Brown
Director, Professional Learning, CoSN
- Christopher R. Bugaj
Assistive Technology Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools
- John Eisenberg
Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education
- Karen Erickson
Director, Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, UNC Chapel Hill
- Nicole Gaines
Project Director, National Instructional Materials Access Center
- Janet Good
Florida's MTSS Project/Coordinator, University of South Florida
- Susan Hardin
Assistive Technology Consultant and UDL Coordinator, Macomb ISD
- Eric Hileman
Executive Director of IT Services, Oklahoma City Public Schools
- Drew Hinds
Technology Director, Corvallis School District
- Michelle Lewis
Executive Director, NH Parent Information Center
- Mike Marotta
Director, The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey
- Jessica McKay
Assistive Technology Specialist & APTAT Coordinator Alabama, Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Daniel McNulty
State Director, Indiana PATINS Project
- Yokasta Urena
Parent of Student with a Visual Impairment
- Caroline Van Howe
Chief Operations Operator, Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
- Christine Voelker
K-12 Program Director, Quality Matters
- Principal Investigator: Cynthia Curry
- Project Director: Christine Fox
- OSEP Project Officer: Anita Vermeer
Technical Assistance Specialists
Research Associate: Peggy Coyne
Past & Present Interns
- Roba Hrisseh
- Angel Morgan
- Yokasta Urena
- Krystle Merry
Project Management: Mia Gross