The Hagens recognized and embraced the revolutionary role technology would play in the life of their son and soon thereafter, began their mission to share the information and possibilities with others. The Hagens published the first edition of Closing The Gap and hosted the first annual Closing The Gap Conference in 1982. Their work was instrumental in the development of the assistive technology industry. Today, Closing The Gap continues to lead the way for special educators, rehabilitation professionals, and consumers. They’re internationally renowned and respected as the leader in assistive technology news, resources, and professional development opportunities. Family owned and operated by two of Hagen’s seven children, Megan Turek and Marc Hagen; we welcome you to the site and hope that through the many resources available; you gain the knowledge, skills, and a network of professional support that will assist you in affecting the lives of your students, clients, and family members.