Federal funding dries up for national assistive-technology group

09/8/2011 | Education Week

The National Center for Technology Innovation, which works to promote the development of assistive technology for people with disabilities, is losing its funding as of Sept. 30. The NCTI has been funded by the the U.S. Education Department's Office of Special Education Programs, and its demise highlights the concerns of education-technology advocates who already are skeptical about whether the federal government will continue to fund technology initiatives after scrapping the $100 million Enhancing Education Through Technology program.

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