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ERIC Number: EJ781467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Access and Support in the Development of a Visual Language: Arts Education and Disabled Students
Taylor, Margaret
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v24 n3 p325-333 Oct 2005
Overall, little is known about the ways in which disabled children and young people produce artwork or how they are enabled to access the visual arts curriculum particularly when they have high level and complex support requirements. This article focuses on the Information Communication Technology (ICT) and practical assistance that enables disabled students to create art and design work. The article is based on my recent doctoral research which has analysed the arts education of a group of disabled young people post 16 and investigated the ways in which the arts curriculum can be made accessible [1]. ICT, in conjunction with effective practical assistance, can be refined and merged to create seamless access to the visual arts for disabled students and can play a key role not only in equipping them with the skills and competencies to gain qualifications and potential employment, but also as a "voice" with which they can express their particular experiences of the human condition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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