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ERIC Number: EJ1184079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Perceptions of Using Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
Ahmed, Areej
International Journal of Special Education, v33 n1 p129-139 2018
In special education, professionals interact with families and individuals with special needs who seek support. One part of the support that professionals and educational agencies can provide is assistive technology. This study was conducted to determine education professionals' opinions regarding the use of assistive technology in the classroom. There is a significant connection between what people think and what they practice regarding assistive technology. Educators should acknowledge this relationship and how it may shape the entire educational experience of students with disabilities. In this particular study, the researcher intended to reveal the factors behind the lack of availability of assistive technology in the classroom, as well as to determine peoples' attitudes towards supporting individuals with disabilities and their right to access the general education curriculum in the classroom. Twenty-eight students and staff members from a Midwestern University in the United States participated in the study; generally, participants were asked if they support the use of assistive technology or not, and to pinpoint obstacles that might prevent people from using assistive technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A