Crossing the Technology Bridge -- Where Do We Go as a Field to Help All Learners Succeed?

We had the opportunity to speak with Ruth Ziolkowski, President and CEO of the well-known assistive technology company Don Johnston, Inc. Ruth has worked with Don Johnston since 1987 and many of her insights into the AT field have been influenced by him. In this issue, Ruth shares her experience and perspective, as she talks about the impact of federal stimulus funds on schools districts throughout the country, and of the importance of accessible instructional materials. This deep and wide ranging interview touches on AT for students on the autism spectrum, ongoing resistance to digitization of curricular materials, and the need for education administrators to think systemically about the role of technology in helping every student to reach his or her potential.