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About the Authors

Gayl Bowser and Penny Reed are coauthors of numerous publications about AT services, including the books Education Tech Points: A Framework for Assistive Technol­ogy, Assistive Technology Pointers for Parents, and Quality Indicators for Assistive Technol­ogy: A Comprehensive Guide to Assistive Technology Services.

GAYL BOWSER, MSEd, is an independent educational consul­tant and mentor. Her work focuses on the creation of service systems that encourage the integration of technology into educational programs for students with disabilities. Formerly the coordinator of the Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) and Oregon’s state specialist in assistive technology (AT), Gayl is credentialed in Oregon as an administrator and school superintendent. She currently provides AT consul­tation, professional development, and technical assistance throughout the United States and internationally.

  • Independent Consultant
  • Assistive Technology Collaborations
  • PO Box 914
  • Roseburg, OR 97470
  • 541-445-2047


PENNY R. REED, PhD, has a BS in elementary education, and master and doctoral degrees in special education. She has been a teacher, consultant, and administrator in the field of special education and AT. Formerly founder and director of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative, Penny regularly provides consultation and training on a variety of topics related to AT assessment and service delivery with a special focus on helping school districts improve their delivery of assistive technology services.