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Smith, Sean J.; Stahl, William – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2016
This article explores the manner in which teachers and district leaders can further determine whether or not the digital materials they are considering are accessible for all learners--particularly those with disabilities--and appropriate to the accommodations and modifications provided in the brick-and-mortar school environment. The article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Lee, Joan – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2016
Recognizing the growth of technology use in early learning settings, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborated in the development of the "Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief" to promote developmentally appropriate use of technology in homes and early learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Young Children
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Lee, Barbara A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Data collected by the US Department of Education in 2008 indicate that US colleges and universities enrolled 707,000 students with disabilities, divided roughly equally between public and private institutions. The survey found that 31 percent of these students reported learning disabilities, 18 percent ADD or ADHD, 15 percent mental illness or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Dipeolu, Abiola O.; Storlie, Cassandra; Johnson, Carol – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
There are limited school counseling resources that address the unique post high school transition issues faced by students with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HASD). While many school counselors have excellent skills in assessment, advising, and career planning, it is worthwhile to expand these to include working with students with…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, School Counselors
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Betts, Kristen – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
For students with disabilities to have the same opportunities to succeed as their nondisabled peers, access to educational technology and digital content is critical. It is essential that higher education boards, administrators, faculty, and administrative staff understand why accessibility must be on the forefront of our educational programs,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Legal Aid
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Korbel, Donna M.; McGuire, Joan M.; Banerjee, Manju; Saunders, Sue A. – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
Transition into college for students with disabilities has been written about extensively over the past decade, due in part to legislative mandates implemented at the secondary level. With significant increases in the number of these students in the college population, a focus on their transition through college is imperative to improve retention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Disabilities, College Students
Geiger, Brian; Evans, R. R.; Cellitti, M. A.; Smith, K. Hogan; O'Neal, Marcia R.; Firsing, S. L., III; Chandan, P. – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2011
Background: The Internet can be an invaluable resource for obtaining health information by people with disabilities. Although valid and reliable information is available, previous research revealed barriers to accessing health information online. Health education specialists have the responsibilities to insure that it is accessible to all users.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Health Education, Disabilities, Access to Education
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McHale, Nina – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Librarians and libraries have long been committed to providing equitable access to information. In the past decade and a half, the growth of the Internet and the rapid increase in the number of online library resources and tools have added a new dimension to this core duty of the profession: ensuring accessibility of online resources to users with…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Internet
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Plumb, Tawnya K. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
As library patrons move online, librarians must move instructional content online to join them. One means of educating library users is to meet them on their computers with electronic tutorials. Electronic tutorials may be used for various instructional tasks such as teaching users about the basic elements of a library catalog, pointing out the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet, Librarians
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Guyer, Cynthia; Uzeta, Michelle – Journal of Access Services, 2009
When the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990, it was estimated that 43 million Americans were living with a disability. This number continues to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are now over 54 million Americans who have a disability. There also has been an increase is the number of students…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Civil Rights Legislation
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Banerjee, Manju; Gregg, Noel – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2008
Unprecedented increases in the use of technologies throughout postsecondary education and the workplace are redefining traditional concepts of accessibility during testing for college students with learning disabilities. High stakes testing practices are under pressure to change. The challenge for professionals is to ensure that tests are designed…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Testing Accommodations, College Students, Learning Disabilities
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Martinez-Marrero, Isandra; Estrada-Hernandez, Noel – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 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…
Descriptors: College Students, Written Language, Language Impairments, Educational Technology
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Malakpa, Sakui W. G. – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
Special education and rehabilitation services for the blind embody many benefits. Ultimately, however, such services ought to lead to employment because, like any persons, the blind and visually impaired derive many benefits from employment. Yet, access to jobs for people with severe vision problems is impeded by many factors. It is therefore…
Descriptors: Employment, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
In this article, the author identifies and answers questions related to legal issues of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in comparison with Section 504 or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the NCLB. The author's answers to several questions concerning legal issues of IDEA are presented.
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
National Council on Disability, 2006
This report's 13 chapters address disability statistics and research, major trends, statistics, civil rights, Education, health, and long-term services and supports, children and youth, employment and the workforce development system, welfare reform, housing, transportation, assistive technology and telecommunications, international affairs, and…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Public Agencies, Educational Technology, Courts
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