An assistive technology toolkit: Type II applications for students with mild disabilities

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Abstract

This article describes possibilities for technology use among students with mild disabilities. It considers characteristics of assistive technology from the standpoint of strategies associated with universal design for learning and Type I and Type II software applications. After a brief description of assistive technology definitions, legislation, and implementation issues, the assistive technology toolkit, an alternative strategy for equipping students with technology for classroom use, is presented. Observations from field-testing indicate that general and special education teachers can effectively use the toolkit to integrate general curriculum requirements for students with mild disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-117
Number of pages11
JournalComputers in the Schools
Volume22
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 2006

Keywords

  • Access to general curriculum
  • Assistive technology toolkit
  • Mild disabilities
  • Teacher training
  • Technology integration
  • Type II computer tools
  • Universal design for learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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