Postsecondary Students With Learning Disabilities: Barriers to Accessing Education-Based Information TechnologyBy Wimberly, Lawana, MA; Reed, Nancy, PhD; Morris, Mary, PhD; Information Technology and Disabilities, Vol. 10, No. 1
Publication Date: August 2004
Research project conducted to identify barriers encountered by students with learning disabilities when attempting to access educational technology. The authors contend that students with learning disabilities are the largest group of students with disabilities on most college campuses, yet efforts to create standards and guidelines to accessing education-based information technology have focused mainly on students with sensory disabilities. Another project goal was to examine the impact of an intervention, which combined training in the use of assistive technology (AT) with training in self-advocacy skills on students’ ability to effectively access information technology. The authors contend that many factors make it difficult for students with learning disabilities to obtain and use AT, and that the presence of AT does not guarantee that students will have unconditional access to information technology.
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