Inadequate teacher preparation, low awareness, and gaps in leadership are the chief barriers to making assistive technologies (AT) a core component of education to ensure that all students have the capability to learn, regardless of their abilities, said a panel of researchers, policy makers, and technology developers at the eighth annual Technology Innovators' Conference, held Nov. 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI), the conference brought together educators and researchers to explore ways to collapse these barriers. Attendees networked and brainstormed multiple ways to advance technology to


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