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ERIC Number: EJ798641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Assistive Technology: An Instructional Tool to Assist College Students with Written Language Disabilities
Martinez-Marrero, Isandra; Estrada-Hernandez, Noel
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n1 p56-62 Jan 2008
Professionals in the field of education emphasize post-secondary education as "the other transition" for students with disabilities. Although literature is accumulating about the integration and use of assistive technologies (AT) for students with disabilities in educational settings, greater emphasis has been placed on K-12 than post-secondary education. Considering the documented role of AT in facilitating education for K-12 students with disabilities and the traditionally reported low employment outcomes of persons with disabilities, it seems appropriate for instructional designers to assess their knowledge of AT and its use as an instructional tool to assist postsecondary students with disabilities. The purpose of this article is to explore the literature regarding the use of AT to assist college students with written language disabilities. By becoming knowledgeable about AT, more accessible educational programs and environments can be developed that may translate into positive educational outcomes for this population.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973; Telecommunications Act 1996