Table 3: Voting Results on the Relative Importance of the Barriers

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Triggering Question: "What are barriers to what "ought to be done" to create a sustainable model of assistive technology to support students in accessing and
progressing in the general education curriculum?"

54: (11 Votes) LACK OF SYSTEMIC COLLECTION OF ASSISTIVE TECH AND UDL DATA ON THE STUDENT, SCHOOL,
DISTRICT, AND STATE LEVEL

12: (10 Votes) LACK OF RESOURCES - PEOPLE, ASSETS, MATERIALS, CAPITAL, ETC. TO BE USED TO
ACCOMPLISH A GOAL

11: (9 Votes) INABILITY TO ARTICULATE A CLEAR AND CONSISTENT VISION OF ASSISTIVE TECH AND UNIVERSAL
DESIGN FOR LEARNING

34: (8 Votes) THE NEED FOR A COMMON, RESEARCH BASED, CONSISTENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR
SCHOOL STAFF AND PARENTS

47: (8 Votes) LACK OF COORDINATED COMMUNICAITON SYSTEM OF ASSISTIVE TECH PROFESSIONALS
THROUGHOUT THE STATE

4: (6 Votes) SHORTAGE OF KNOWLEDGABLE STAFF TO IMPLEMENT TECH DAILY AT THE CLASSROOM LEVEL

23: (4 Votes) TIME IS NEEDED FOR INVESTIGATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND COST-EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

37: (4 Votes) A LACK OF PRE-SERVICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING OF TECH INTEGRATION AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING FOR EDUCATORS

2: (3 Votes) LACK OF PROCEDURES AND POLICIES THAT WILL DRIVE THE UTILIZATION OF EXISTING RESOURCES

31: (3 Votes) CONTROVERSY WHETHER ALL EDUCATION MAJORS AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A CLASS ON ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION

45: (3 Votes) FAILURE TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE PLAYERS

6: (2 Votes) LIMITED SHARED VISION ACROSS DISCIPLINES

32: (2 Votes) LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF ASSISTIVE TECH EQUIP AND MATERIALS THAT CLEARLY SUPPORT PROGRESS IN THE GEN ED CURRICULUM

50: (2 Votes) NEED TO INCREASE STATEWIDE DELIVERY MODEL FOR ASSISTIVE TECH

14: (1 Votes) A LACK OF 'HOW TO' TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AND SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

16: (1 Votes) A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF ASSISTIVE TECH SERVICES AND DEVICES

30: (1 Votes) IMPLEMENTATION IS PERSON SPECIFIC RATHER THAN SYSTEMIC PRACTICE

40: (1 Votes) LACK OF FUNDING FOR TECHNOLOGY

43: (1 Votes) A LACK OF OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER INTO DIALOGUE WITH VENDORS REGARDING THE NEED FOR PROPER AND EFFECTIVE PRODUCTS THAT ARE UNIVERSALLY DESIGNED AT AN ECONOMICALLY REASONABLE PRICE

1: (0 Votes) UNCLEAR ROLE OF ASSISTIVE TECH IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION

3: (0 Votes) FAILURE OF DISTRICTS AND/OR IEP TEAMS TO RECOGNIZE THE NEED TO BE TRAINED AND ABLE TO FULLY ADDRESS ASSISTIVE TECH

5: (0 Votes) DILEMMA OF ADDING ASSISTIVE TECH DUTIES TO STAFF ALREADY WEARING MANY HATS

7: (0 Votes) SHORTAGE OF TEACHER COLLABORATION TIME

8: (0 Votes) RELIANCE ON QUESTIONABLE FUNDING SOURCES

9: (0 Votes) NEGLECT TO IMPLEMENT ASSISTIVE TECH INTO THE CLASSROOM BY THE TEACHERS EVEN AFTER TRAINING

10: (0 Votes) FINDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT IN THE AREA OF ASSISTIVE TECH

13: (0 Votes) TIME CONSTRAINTS FOR TRAINING GEN ED STAFF IN THE IMPLEMENTATION FOR DAILY USE

15: (0 Votes) TECHNOLOGY CHANGES SO QUICKLY

17: (0 Votes) INABILITY TO SEE ASSISTIVE TECH AS A MEANS TO AN END AND A TOOL TO ACCOMPLISH A TASK

18: (0 Votes) LACK OF FUNDING AVAILABLE TO EMPLOY THE ADDITIONAL STAFF NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT ASSISTIVE TECH IN THE SCHOOLS

19: (0 Votes) LACK OF BUY-IN FROM STAFF IN LOCAL DISTRICTS AS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF ASSISTIVE TECH SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

20: (0 Votes) LIMITED NETWORKING ACROSS REGIONS IN THE STATE

21: (0 Votes) LIMITED INFLUENCE ON AND COMMUNICATION WITH LAW MAKERS

22: (0 Votes) NEED FOR A PROCESS FOR LOCAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT

24: (0 Votes) THE THOUGHT THAT WHEN STUDENTS USE ASSISTIVE TECH IT IS CHEATING

25: (0 Votes) A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF ALTERNATIVES BY CURRICULUM LEADERS

26: (0 Votes) LACK OF BASELINE STANDARDS OF TECH IN CLASSROOMS

27: (0 Votes) THE PROS AND CONS OF CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULUM OPPORTUNITIES

28: (0 Votes) A NEED FOR UNIVERSAL UNDERSTANDING THAT USING ASSISTIVE TECH DOESN'T MAKE ONE STUPID

29: (0 Votes) RELIANCE ON ONE EXPERT

33: (0 Votes) INADEQUATE TECH AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS

35: (0 Votes) LACK OF COMMUNICATION AMONG LOCAL TEAM MEMBERS

36: (0 Votes) A NEED FOR A VIRTUAL EXPERT OR EXPERTISE TO DOCUMENT FAQS AND OTHER ASSISTIVE TECH ISSUES

38: (0 Votes) LACK OF QUALITY DATA ON THE USE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

39: (0 Votes) LACK OF TIME AND A SYSTEMATIC METHOD TO EFFECTIVELY EVALUATE NEEDS OF AN INDIVIDUAL STUDENT AND PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION

41: (0 Votes) LAWS THAT PREVENT THE CO-MINGLING OF SP.ED AND GEN ED FUNDS FOR RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION

42: (0 Votes) AN EFFECTIVE DATA COLLECTION PROCESS AS WELL AS INTERPRETING THE INFO SO IT IS USEFUL

44: (0 Votes) LACK OF ASSISTIVE TECH TEAM DEFINITION OF ROLES AND TEAM TRAINING FOR THOSE ROLES

46: (0 Votes) LACK OF TIME AND MONEY

48: (0 Votes) A NEED FOR A PROCESS OR STRUCTURE FOR STATEWIDE INSTRUCTION TECH STAFF, CURRICULUM STAFF, AND ASSISTIVE TECH STAFF TO WORK TOGETHER

49: (0 Votes) A NEED FOR CONTINUOUS TRAINING

51: (0 Votes) THE NEED TO 'SELL' A BASELINE STANDARD OF TECH FOR ALL CLASSROOMS

52: (0 Votes) NEED TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO KEEP CURRENT ON ASSISTIVE TECH FOR STUDENTS

53: (0 Votes) LACK OF INCLUSION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE IEPS

55: (0 Votes) WE DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT WHAT IS WORKING - SUCCESS STORIES

Total Votes Cast: 80