Technology supporting inclusion for students with disability
Advances in technology are enabling our students with disability to learn in amazing new ways.
Assistive technology is 'any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed' (World Health Organisation, 2004).
Some examples of how assistive technology is used in the classroom include:
- literacy software or built in settings that allow text to be read aloud to a student
- software or settings that adjust the screen display to suit a student's needs
- tools that allow magnification of content on a screen
- speech to text tools that allow a student to dictate their writing.
'See how one student uses the power of connection to connect to their school from home through a telepresence robot here. Find out more about telepresence here.