Using Technology to Teach About Individual Differences Related to Disabilities

November 2005
Teaching Exceptional Children;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p32
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the role of educational technology in teaching students about individual differences related to disabilities. Disability-awareness Web sites provide access to a wide range of information and resources about disabilities. In addition to this, they also propose many exploratory and discovery-based learning and communication experiences. Such sites also offer students options related to what and how they learn. Various curriculum guides and learning materials to teach students about individual differences related to disabilities can be obtained through the Internet. They can be used to infuse content about individual differences related to disability into the regular curriculum. Teachers are suggested to use online learning activities to include content about disability into the curriculum. Internet provides students opportunities to communicate directly with, and learn about disabilities from, individuals with disabilities. Through it students can have computer pals with disabilities from other geographic regions.


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