Ch 4: Enhancing Computer Accessibility for Students

About This Chapter

Learn ways you can use assistive technology to help your students gain computer access with these helpful lessons. Written by professionals, these lessons will guide you through strategies and methods for understanding and utilizing these technologies.

Enhancing Computer Accessibility for Students - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to reinforce your knowledge of assistive technology and how you can apply it in your classroom as a means to help students use the Internet and engage in web-based activities. Lessons in this chapter cover instructional and assessment strategies you can employ that will help you choose what's best to meet the needs of your students and to effectively teach them how to use this technology. By the time you reach the end of this chapter, you should have the ability to:

  • Understand various types of assistive technology that will help with computer access
  • Realize the challenges of Internet access for students with disabilities and utilize ways to overcome these challenges
  • Select appropriate web-based activities for students with disabilities
  • Use techniques for helping students use digital devices responsibly

How It Helps

  • Offers effective strategies: Learn ways you can use assistive technology to support the learning experience of your special needs students.
  • Supports student learning: Enhance the learning experience of your students through the understanding and implementation of assistive technology.
  • Encourages responsible use of digital devices: Help your students correctly and efficiently use computers and other digital devices.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate assistive technology to help students use computers
  • Choose engaging web-based activities for students with disabilities
  • Achieve Internet access for students in your classroom
  • Relate how students can use digital devices and information in an appropriate and responsible manner

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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