DIAGRAM General Advisory Committee: Update
Welcome the DIAGRAM Center’s new General Advisory Committee!
We are absolutely thrilled to have formed a new, expanded General Advisory Committee for the DIAGRAM Center, thanks to our new award from the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The new group—more than 50 members strong—builds on the existing DIAGRAM Advisory Board and combines returning members and new participants. Members represent a wide variety of stakeholders, including educators, parents of students with disabilities, publishers, developers, researchers, representatives from standards bodies, accessible media, and leading technology and disabilities organizations. In expanding the Committee we also wanted to emphasize the associations and skills necessary to reflect the needs of students with disabilities other than traditional print disabilities, including students with autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairments, intellectual disabilities, or other disabilities. We welcomed new members from Gallaudet, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Colorado, the NCLD, and more. A full roster of members is available on the DIAGRAM website at http://diagramcenter.org/about/advisory-board.html.