About The ConnSENSE Bulletin
The NEW ConnSENSE Bulletin is dedicated to becoming your essential resource for the latest assistive technology news and information.
- Advance your assistive technology knowledge & training.
- Enhance your curriculum and support your students & clients.
- Learn about, compare and find AT products.
- See AT product reviews.
- Find AT support services.
- Hear from the experts & see devices being used.
- Find local, national & international resources.
ConnSENSE is an acronym for Connecticut Special Education Network for Software Evaluation and was originally established in 1984 as a printed newsletter dedicated to reviewing and evaluating software for students with disabilities. The Bulletin was established as a dedicated website in 1999. Through the years the ConnSENSE website expanded its focus to include all types of assistive technology and has become an essential resource for professionals, individuals and families. It is currently accessed by over 23,000 individuals internationally.
The ConnSENSE Bulletin began in 1984 by Chauncy Rucker, Ph.D. Dr. Rucker, Professor Emeritus of the University of Connecticut, served as director of the Assistive Technology graduate program. He is a former president of the Technology and Media (TAM) Division of the Council for Exceptional Children and is the author of many articles on special education and assistive technology.
Lee Learson, the Editor of the ConnSENSE Bulliten, is the original developer and former Director of The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill and now a consultant with that organization. The NEAT Center is an assistive technology demonstration center and equipment restoration center, located in Hartford, CT. Lee has developed and managed programs focused on assistive technology and device reutilization for many years. She has provided consulting services to many assistive technology projects throughout the United States and is a founding partner in a consulting group providing training and support in the development of assistive technology and device reutilization programs.
The new ConnSense Bulletin has undergone an extensive design update and is now a collaborative partnership brought to you by the University of Connecticut, Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities. The NEW website is dedicated to bringing you practical resources on assistive technology that will assist professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families in learning about and accessing the assistive technology they need.
Chauncy Rucker, Ph.D., Founder, The ConnSENSE Bulletin
Lee Learson, Editor; email@example.com