Volume XI Number 1, August 2005

Promising Practices: Accessible Information Technology In Education

Welcome to this special topic issue of Information Technology and Disabilities. It features promising practices in promoting, developing, procuring and using accessible information technology in educational settings. Each article shares a specific practice, as well as evidence of its effectiveness. The result is a collection of documented experiences that can provide guidance to practitioners, both those who work with individuals with disabilities and those who work with technology in the mainstream.

This collection of articles represents a diverse set of practices. Included are applications that:

Three articles describe projects in K-12 settings:

Three articles describe initiatives in higher education:

Thanks to these authors for their efforts in improving the accessibility of technology to individuals with disabilities and for their willingness to share their experiences with ITD readers.

Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph. D.
Guest Editor, Information Technology and Disabilities
Director, Accessible Technology Services and Outreach, University of Washington

Burgstahler, S. (2005). Promising practices: Accessible information technology in education. Information Technology and Disabilities E-Journal, 11(1).