The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved creation of the Special Education Assistive Technology (SEAT) Center August 21, 2001. Housed in Fairchild Hall on the Illinois State University campus, the SEAT Center is a community of individuals, including faculty, staff, school administrators and teachers, professionals from public and private organizations, business personnel, family members, and consumers with disabilities.
The operations of the Center are realized through a 'community' of individuals, including SEAT Faculty Associates; Illinois State administrative personnel; Illinois State Foundation staff; faculty across disciplines; administrators, teachers, and related service personnel in public school systems; family members and their children with disabilities; members of public and private organizations; and representatives of the business sector.
Center of innovation where knowledge and practices regarding technology are created, integrated and disseminated to present and future primary, secondary and higher education professionals and people with disabilities and their families.
Center of access to those teaching, developing and using the tools of technology.
Center of instructional excellence where students, practicing teachers, and educational professionals can learn and practice technology solutions available for use in school, work and community.
Center of accessible technology solutions needed by Illinois State students with disabilities to be successful in their university experience.
State, national and international partner with education and industry in creating and sharing instructional, training, and support resources for educational professionals who are preparing students to be world citizens.
The SEAT Center will be a center of excellence where partnerships among people advance the knowledge and practice of assistive technology solutions to enhance teaching, learning and living.