U.S. Education Policy and Assistive and Instructional Technology: Will the Walls Come Tumbling Down?

In the education world, as in all public sectors, policy drives funding. At the national, state, and local levels, policy decisions determine priorities and budgets. What happens within the classroom, including use of assistive and instructional technologies, is tied directly to overarching education policies. In this interview, we speak with Dr. Martin Blair about his work with the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center. In addition to his work at MPRRC, Dr. Blair has worked on policy development at the Utah Center for Persons with Disabilities and served as director of the Utah Assistive Technology Program.