The Development of the QIAT-PS project
The QIAT-PS project was modeled after the successful implementation of K-12 based Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology developed as a grassroots collaborative to improve service delivery. The K-12 based Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology have developed over a decade to include eight areas, including an area focused on transition.
The tools created with this QIAT-PS project are a set of indicators for the post-secondary institution, as well as for the individual student. Taken together they offer a coordinated framework to support the transition process. The indicators are an extension of the QIAT K-12 transition guidelines and respond to the civil rights legislation of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which will guide a student in their new post-secondary educational environment.