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Students with Visual Impairments: Considerations and Effective Practices for Technology Use

Efficacy of Assistive Technology Interventions

ISBN: 978-1-78441-642-3, eISBN: 978-1-78441-641-6

ISSN: 2056-7693

Publication date: 10 June 2015

Abstract

For students who are blind or visually impaired, technology enables greater access to the educational curriculum, immediate and independent access to information, and full participation in community and citizenship. This chapter reviews research on technology use by students with visual impairments, and highlights effective practices, promising developments, and ongoing challenges. The authors discuss the implications of these advancements on policy, instruction, professional development, and future research.

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D’Andrea, F.M. and Siu, Y.-T. (2015), "Students with Visual Impairments: Considerations and Effective Practices for Technology Use", Efficacy of Assistive Technology Interventions (Advances in Special Education Technology, Vol. 1), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 111-138. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2056-769320150000001005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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