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Assistive technology for students with special needs

Sultana, Nafees and Hayhoe, Simon (2013) Assistive technology for students with special needs. In: Dowling, S., Gunn, C., Raven, J. and Hayhoe, S., (eds.) Elearning in Action: Redefining Learning. HCT Educational Technology Series. HCT Press, Abu Dhabi, UAE. ISBN 978994816864

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In this article, Assistive Technologies (AT) currently used at the Higher College of Technology (HCT) are discussed in the context of supporting students with special needs. A number of learning difficulties and physical disabilities are reviewed and possible technological solutions are identified, with examples of their functions described. In the course of the discussion, learning strategies are also discussed as a result of the introduction of AT. Together, these findings suggest that there is sufficient scope for students with special needs to be successfully included in a significant majority of educational tasks if teachers and students are open to the flexibility that is necessary for the introduction of different technologies.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 15:04
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:32

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