About This Chapter
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.
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
1. Assistive Technology for Computer Access
Regardless of an individual's disability or challenges, full computer access is available to nearly anyone through assistive technology. By reading on, you will become familiar with the various forms of assistive technology for computer access.
2. Internet Accessibility for Students with Disabilities
This lesson outlines the obstacles students with disabilities face when navigating the Internet. It describes some of the accommodations and accessibility features that help students overcome those barriers.
3. Digital Citizenship: Teaching Responsible Use of Technology
Students become digital citizens at a very young age as they learn to use more digital devices. This lesson provides you with tips and strategies for helping your students become responsible digital citizens.
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