The need for inclusive accessible technologies for students with disabilities and learning difficulties

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the philosophy of how assistive technology for people with disabilities and other forms of learning difficulties can be more inclusive. It looks at an educational model for analysing technologies and argues the development of mobile learning has seen evolution of inclusive technology. It is the aim of this chapter to inform teachers and families of children with learning difficulties of approaches to integrating inclusive technologies in their children’s education, to help adults who have disabilities and other learning difficulties choose the best forms of technology for particular situations and also to contribute to a debate amongst educators and technologists as to the most effective future development of inclusive, assistive technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning in a Digitalized Age
Subtitle of host publicationPlugged in, Turned on, Totally Engaged?
EditorsLawrence Burke
Place of PublicationMelton, UK
PublisherJohn Catt Educational Ltd.
Pages257-274
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781909717084
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Inclusive technology
  • Assistive Technology
  • Disability
  • Education

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    Hayhoe, S. (2014). The need for inclusive accessible technologies for students with disabilities and learning difficulties. In L. Burke (Ed.), Learning in a Digitalized Age: Plugged in, Turned on, Totally Engaged? (pp. 257-274). John Catt Educational Ltd..