Assistive technologies for students with special needs at the Higher Colleges of Technology

Nafees Sultan, Simon Hayhoe

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In this article, Assistive Technologies (AT) currently used at the Higher College of Technology (HCT) are discussed in the context of supporting students with special needs. A number of learning difficulties and physical disabilities are reviewed and possible technological solutions are identified, with examples of their functions described. In the course of the discussion, learning strategies are also discussed as a result of the introduction of AT. Together, these findings suggest that there is sufficient scope for students with special needs to be successfully included in a significant majority of educational tasks if teachers and students are open to the flexibility that is necessary for the introduction of different technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Learning in Action
Subtitle of host publicationRedefining Learning
EditorsSean Dowling
Place of PublicationAbu Dhabi, UAE
PublisherHCT Press
ISBN (Print)978994816864
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameHCT Educational Technology Series
PublisherHCT Press


  • assistive technology
  • UAE
  • higher education
  • disability
  • technology


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