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ERIC Number: EJ861032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6434
The Efficacy of Technology Use by People with Intellectual Disability: A Single-Subject Design Meta-Analysis
Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Smith, Sean J.; Davies, Daniel K.; Stock, Steven
Journal of Special Education Technology, v23 n3 2008-2009
It is generally assumed that when technology is designed with the principles of universal design in mind, people with intellectual disability will also benefit. However, there is no research concerning the degree to which technology use is impacted by the presence or absence of universal design features. To address this and to examine the degree to which people with intellectual disability benefit from technology, we conducted a meta-analysis of single subject design studies that implemented technology with a person with intellectual disability. We found that most of the technology use evaluations with people with intellectual disability have been with a relatively limited number of technology types and do not include universal design features. The need for research on the impact of specific types of universal design features is discussed.
Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Boyd Printing Company, Inc. University of Oklahoma, College of Education, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73072. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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