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ERIC Number: EJ899369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
Universal Design for Learning: Critical Need Areas for People with Learning Disabilities
Strobel, Wendy; Arthanat, Sajay; Bauer, Stephen; Flagg, Jennifer
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v4 n1 p81-98 Fall 2007
The primary market research outlined in this paper was conducted by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer to identify critical technology needs for people with learning disabilities. Based on the research conducted, the underlying context of these technology needs is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The paper will review demographics of the target population, the role of mainstream and assistive technologies within this context, and the emerging concept of UDL in modern education. The study investigates the educational technology industry from various expert perspectives and provides insight into its current state, unmet needs, and future course of action for the adoption of UDL in classroom settings. The intended primary outcome of this research is the facilitation of development and transfer of educational and assistive technology solutions through inclusion of data in marketing materials, business planning, and grant development. However, the benefits of the research include informed policy makers, improved pre-service teacher training, and increased knowledge and awareness of the need for UDL environments. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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