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Outreach Update

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 14:18:54 -0400
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July 7 I had a most interesting encounter with Chris Hass, who was the guiding
light for the WAI web content evaluation, done with Shawn and several 

Their organization, American Institutes for Research, is into many areas,
including learning disabled.

For example of one article:

Center to Support Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities

AIR is working with the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to 
establish the National Center for Technology Innovation. The Center's 
mission is to build an infrastructure that will stimulate the flow of 
information about and support for technology innovation and uses of 
technology to promote independence, active participation, and learning for 
children with disabilities.

The Center will connect communities of technology practice, including those 
who produce and those who could benefit from information about technology 
innovations; establish multiple communication channels, including advanced 
telecommunication systems for interactive information sharing among the 
communities; and disseminate research-based products that help stakeholders 
learn about and support innovations in technology for children with 
disabilities. We will develop and maintain a Center Web site, with 
searchable databases, mailing lists, electronic consumer forums, and access 
to a newsletter, synthesis reports, streaming videos, and other training 
applications. We will also host an Annual Conference of Technology 
Grantees, including a demonstration of technology advances on Capitol Hill.

The Center will benefit from a consortium of nine partnering organizations 
and national experts who are knowledgeable about technology research and 
development, state and local systems, and training and technical assistance 
to families and educators. The Center is directed by AIR's 
<mailto:mmcinerney@air.org>Maurice McInerney and 
<mailto:sjackson@air.org>Stephanie Jackson.

I've sent email to Maurice and Stephanie.

Regards/Harvey Bingham
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