Chris Stevens, BECTA's head of SEN and inclusion, says many teachers search for information with a specific child or problem in mind and want to know not only about resources that are available on the Internet, but also about software, paper-based materials, examples of how colleagues have coped with certain situations and about centres and organisations that might offer help.
BECTA has been working on a website that can be searched in a new way to access a smaller volume of information that is the most useful. The site will be interactive.
It is already possible to exchange thoughts and ideas via BECTA's website, where 10 e-mail discussion groups operate.
BECTA . tel: 01203 416994.