plusonedating net - Accomodating the disabled in technology education

The pacing and literacy demands have the "potential to exclude persons with disabilities who may [have] benefitted from Web-based or distance learning" (Cook).

These accommodations neednt be difficult to integrate into current programs.

They may be as simple as effectively utilizing assistive technologies or support services.

Unfortunately these technologies are too rarely evaluated for how they might help "individuals with learning disabilities to compensate for specific cognitive deficits" (Day and Edwards).

Something as simple as encouraging students to word process all assignments can have a dramatic impact on a student with poor motor-coordination, which often makes his or her handwriting disorganized and difficult to read.

Were working on the upcoming paper in my critical writing class.

About ten minutes late, Albert runs into the computer lab seemingly dazed.

He stares at the books for a minute, turns to face the class, and announces, as if he had just awakened: "I just dropped my textbooks in the library return chute." He turns and runs back out again to few muffled titters from the class.

This was not the only disruption with Albert that semester.

The 1992 Americans with Disabilities Act expanded this law, requiring that all learning institutions, not just federally funded schools, accommodate the needs of the learning disabled (Scott and Gregg 159-160).

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