University of Iowa

Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER)

Notice: ICATER will close on June 30, 2019. Please refer to the Iowa Now article on center closures. Assistive technology and accessibility resources will be available on the UI College of Education’s Assistive Technology & Accessibility website beginning July 1, 2019.

Welcome to ICATER

The Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research at the University of Iowa College of Education is an assistive technology and universal design resource for the education community throughout Iowa, regionally, and nationally. ICATER helps students, teachers, counselors, families, and others who work with people with disabilities.

Students learn at computers


Students of all ages, their families, and instructors are able to learn about technology that helps students keep up with peers. ICATER’s Mobile Assistive Technology Laboratory includes leading-edge software, apps, and hardware to ensure students’ needs are met. We consult with individual university students at no charge and with students of all ages and their families for a nominal fee.

Contact ICATER to set up an individual appointment

Adult students learn in the classroom


Educators of all kinds can learn about assistive technology, universal design for learning, and accessible materials. Those in the education field can help students access the general education curriculum through ICATER classes, webinars, and professional development.

Instructors lead a class


Researchers and administrators partner with ICATER to help close the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities. ICATER is also interested in the effect of assistive technology on the life and outcomes of students with disabilities and struggling students.

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