Research

ICATER is currently working on the following research projects:

  • Assistive Technology in Specially Designed Instruction, funded through the Iowa Department of Education

    • The overall project involves providing training and tools for 5 usability school teams to improve the quality of assistive technology provision to students with disabilities and struggling students.

  • Ethics of Assistive Technology Professionals, in collaboration with Counselor and Rehabilitation Education in the College of Education

    • For this project we will survey individuals with the RESNA ATP credential, to learn about ethical issues.

ICATER’s Research Priorities include the following:

  • In general, ICATER is interested in studying the effects of accessible educational materials, assistive technology, and universal design for learning on the lives and outcomes of students with disabilities and struggling students. We are particularly interested in the effects of tools that support communication, math, notetaking, organization, reading comprehension, and writing, on the learning experience for students with disabilities and struggling students.