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Research

The Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Institutions (QIAT-PS) research project examines how civil rights and self-advocacy knowledge and skills inform the experiences of students with disabilities who use assistive technology (AT) in postsecondary education. The research is conducted in conjunction with the QIAT-PS technical assistance program. For more information about this research visit Great Lakes Center’s research page.

Resources

NEW! Gould, R., Heider, A., Parker Harris, S., Jones, R., Peters, J., Eisenberg, Y., and Caldwell, K. (forthcoming, 2021). Self-Determination and Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Touring the Office of Disability Services (PDF) – This is a handout for students with disabilities tour college campuses with some important questions to ask about the Office of Disability Services.

Quality Indicators for AT within Section 504 (PDF) – The QIAT-504 indicators are a set of statements that describe the characteristics of high quality assistive technology (AT) services provided to preschool, elementary and secondary students with disabilities  who are entitled to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) and receive protection under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for K-12.

Quality Indicators for AT in Post-Secondary Education (PDF) – An article published in the Closing the Gap Journal Oct. 2016 that introduces the Campus Self-Evaluation Matrix tool to improve service delivery of AT in post-secondary education.

QIAT-PS Guiding Student Questions (PDF) – An article published in the Closing the Gap Journal Dec. 2010 that offers guideline questions for students to pursue self-advocacy with related tasks to improve assistive technology transfer and use in post-secondary education.

2009 AT Survey Report  (PDF) – Results of the survey distributed to students with disabilities in post-secondary education nationally; results were compiled on June 22, 2009.

2015 AT Survey Report  (PDF)  – Results of the survey distributed to students with disabilities in post-secondary education nationally; results were compiled on June 30, 2015.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in K-12  – Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in the public school, K-12 education. The QIAT Community is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in school settings