What is the Technology Access Project (TAP)?
TAP was a SET-BC pilot project that began in September 2006 and continued into the 2008/2009 school year. TAP was established to provide assistive technology support to students who are declared by school districts in the low incidence category C in British Columbia. TAP points were added to each district based on a percentage of declared students in Category C.
The goal of this project was to examine the effectiveness of assistive technology to support students with moderate to profound cognitive disabilities. This project included students in the C category (moderate to profound cognitive disabilities) in public schools in the province.
- Technology solutions were supported through the SET-BC loan bank.
- The research component of this pilot project took place over the two years of the project. However, only students who participated in the research during the first year were invited to take part in the second year of research. New, second year students, were not asked to join the research.
How did school districts apply for TAP?
School districts chose students to participate in TAP from the applications they received from school-based teams. School teams and/or case managers used a SET-BC screening form obtained from their SET-BC District Partner to apply to have their student(s) join the project.