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Penny Reed and Gayl Bowser are coauthors of Education Tech Points: A Framework for Assistive Technology Planning (1998, Revised 2006), Assistive Technology Pointers for Parents (2000) and Hey Can I Try That: A Self Advocacy Manual for Assistive Technology Users (2001). All publications are distributed by the Coalition for Assistive Technology in Oregon. Proceeds from the sale of the manuals are used to purchase assistive technology for children with disabilities.


Gayl Bowser, Consultant

Assistive Technology Collaborations

PO Box 914

Roseburg, OR 97470


Gayl BowserGayl Bowser was the Coordinator of the Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) for almost 20 years.  OTAP is a training and technical assistance program funded by the Oregon Department of Education. Ms. Bowser has a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She has been a teacher of a wide variety of students with disabilities, as well as an educational consultant. Ms. Bowser provides consultation, training, and technical assistance in the area of assistive technology throughout  the United States and internationally. Ms. Bowser has received numerous awards for her work in the area of assistive technology including Oregon Council for Exceptional Children Teacher of the Year Award, the Service Award of the National Technology and Medial Division of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Distinguished Educator award of the MILKIN Foundation.


Penny Reed, Consultant

Penny Reed Consulting

1117 W. Pilger St.

Roseburg, OR 97470


Penny ReedPenny Reed, Ph.D., is currently a private consultant. She has been a teacher, consultant and administrator in the field of special education for more than thirty years. Much of her experience involved working with children with physical and multiple disabilities, which led to her interest in assistive technology. Dr. Reed developed and directed the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) from 1993 to 2003. She provides training across the country on a variety of topics related to assistive technology with a special focus on helping school districts improve their delivery of assistive technology services. Dr. Reed is the recipient of several awards for her work including Clinician of the Year from the Oregon Head Injury Foundation and the National Leadership Award from the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.