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ERIC Number: EJ776098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
All Students Being Equal: Help Your Special Needs Students Using These Resources
Hopkins, Janet
Technology & Learning, v26 n10 p26 May 2006
Assistive technologies (AT) give special needs students the ability to access computer resources. AT can be life-changing for kids with significant communication, mobility, literacy, visual, and hearing challenges. But implementing AT in schools is a complex issue. There are various categories of commercial and open-source products, each with multiple technology options. Diverse learning environments, educator experience, product awareness, individual student needs, legacy computer systems, and budget limitations all have an influence on district AT selections and services, as well. Successful AT implementation takes additional time and often money. For most districts, both of these resources are in short supply, and some educators unfamiliar with the field of AT may feel overwhelmed. However, numerous books, Web sites, conferences, and online discussion groups can get educators up to speed on the educational applications of AT. This article presents a sampling of assistive technologies currently available on the market. (Contains 5 online resources.)
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Language: English
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