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Join this engaging leadership panel to gain insights into the assistive technology (AT) guidance released by the U.S. Department of Education in January 2024. The guidance package focuses on promoting and ensuring greater access to assistive technology (AT) for students with disabilities. Assistant Secretary Wright-Gallo will present the core tenets of the guidance. Leaders from the Office of Special Education Programs and the Office of Education Technology will participate in the discussion highlighting resources for students with disabilities and the practitioners, teachers, parents, and caregivers who educate and support them.

Facilitator: Lindsay Jones, CEO, CAST

Featured Speaker: Glenna Wright-Gallo, Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education

Key messages will be provided by Valerie Williams, Director, Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education and Roberto Rodríguez, Assistant Secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education.

Panelists: Anita Vermeer, Education Specialist, Office of Special Education, U.S. Department of Education – Zac Chase, Digital Equity Impact Fellow, Office of Education Technology, U.S. Department of Education

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