The purpose of the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities program is to improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; support educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities; and provide support for captioning and video description of programs appropriate for use in the classroom setting. Applicants must describe and justify their plan with regard to its effective use of technology to enhance the benefits of standards-based reform for students with disabilities. Both technology and standards-based reform must be central features in the plan. Successful applicants will present a plan for developing and implementing the project and evaluating its utility and effectiveness, including its utility and effectiveness when implemented in actual school settings. ED plans to award four such grants, ranging in value from $200,000 to $300,000.

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