Within the framework of the Keeping Pace with Assistive Technology (KPT) Project (concluded in March 2006), Guidelines were written for the development of Education and Training in Assistive Technology (communication, computer access and environmental control). The Guidelines are expected to be of practical use for any learning programme designer concerned with AT, but they also represent a contribution to the discussion on professional development in AT, especially for those working in direct contact with users of AT. In the Guidelines the link between competency levels in AT and the European Qualifications Framework is explored, although the relationship with national qualification systems lay beyond the scope of the KPT project. This paper will present the main features of the Guidelines and discuss their reception and the feedback that has been collected. It concludes with some ideas about how the work initiated by the project can be taken further.
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