Removing Barriers: Assistive Technology Tools to Support Reading & Writing for Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

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2. Removing Barriers:
Assistive Technology Tools to Support Reading & Writing for Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
3. 4. "Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.
5. Disruptive Innovation
6. SpeakUp 2009
use social based learning for learning and personal lives
access to untethered learning
digitally rich learning using relevancy-based digital tools, content & resources that allow for self directed learning
Project Tomorrow (2009)
7. 8. 9. 30%
http://tinyurl.com/25qkf8s
10. 46-47%
The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was undertaken in Australia in 1996
11. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity
..impaired access, participation
and progress in learning, social connectiveness, and employment
12. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity
prepare for an environment where they will spend more time reading and using information on the internet than they will reading from a printed book
13. Remediation vs Compensation
Edyburn (2006) http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/L%26L2006.pdf
14. One size fits all?
15. Universal Design for Learning
Multiple Meansof

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16. Action and Expression 17. Engagement

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