Technologies to Support Students, Including Those with Disabilities, Showcased at the ED Games Expo 2023

Technologies to Support Students, Including Those with Disabilities, Showcased at the ED Games Expo 2023

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2023) — Last week the U.S. Department of Education held its 9th annual ED Games Expo, Sept. 19-22. The annual event showcased game-changing education technology (EdTech) created through more than 50 programs across the government to the public.

During the Special Education & Technology Showcase, speakers emphasized the need for accessibility and inclusion considerations at the beginning of product development and discussed available tools and products used to help ensure accessibility.

OSERS Deputy Assistant Secretary Katy Neas speaks to people demonstrating their organization’s technology during the Special Education & Technology Showcase at the ED Games Expo 2023.

“Technology and education can be the game changer that truly levels the playing field and helps all students show who they are and what they can achieve,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary Katy Neas, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).

Neas also referenced the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which celebrated its 50th anniversary Sept. 26.

“The Rebab Act provides the framework for how people with disabilities access the fundamentals of American life,” said Neas. “Over the last 50 years, [...]

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