ERIC Number: ED434473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-21
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities.
Fleming, Ava M.
This paper provides a literature review on the use of assistive technology with students who have disabilities, especially students with learning disabilities. It stresses requirements that assistive technology be included in Individualized Education Programs when necessary. Topics examined in the review include: (1) the use of technology to facilitate inclusion; (2) how assistive technology aids individuals with sensory or motor disabilities; (3) provisions of the Technology-Related Assistance of Individuals with Disabilities Act and its 1994 amendments; (4) the eleven activities mandated by this law; (5) strategies used by states to implement the law; (6) court litigation related to assistive technology and students with disabilities; (7) principles underlying court decisions in this area; (8) ethical issues; (9) access to technology; and (10) technology as a means to surmount a variety of barriers, including print barriers, communication barriers, and learning barriers. A summarizing discussion focuses on the value of assistive technology to enhance students' strengths, minimize their deficiencies, and enable their success within the existing classroom curriculum and the importance of training teachers to reap such benefits for their students. (Contains 52 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act