Assistive Technologies for Differently Abled Students

  • 6h 24m
  • Frederic Andres, Sangeeta Dhamdhere
  • IGI Global
  • 2022

In higher education systems, equal importance must be given to differently abled students. However, not all educational institutions have infrastructure and facilities to admit these students even though accessibility and support for these students is growing. There are many schemes, facilities, services, and financial assistance available to these students along with new assistive technologies that are making teaching and learning processes more effective. While using new technologies in education systems such as e-learning and blended learning, these students need special attention as well as some advanced training and additional features in the technology itself that better help them become familiar with it. Understanding the demands and requirements of differently abled students is the best way to provide them with quality education.

Assistive Technologies for Differently Abled Students explores how to implement effective assistive technologies and other related services for providing differently abled students an education that is high quality and equal to their peers, enabling them to go on and excel in their field and obtain employment. Topics that are highlighted within this book include an overview for the different types of diverse assistive technologies for all types of students including students with visual impairments, learning disabilities, physical challenges, and more. This book is ideal for school administrators, researchers of higher educational institutes, non-governmental organizations, assistive technology experts, IT professionals, social workers, inservice and preservice teachers, teacher educators, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students looking for information on the types of assistive technologies being employed in education for all types of differently abled students.

About the Author

Sangeeta Dhamdhere is currently a Librarian and Associate Professor at Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganesh-Khind, Pune, India. She has more than 18 years of experience as a librarian. She has completed computer-related courses and has expertise in library automation and digital libraries. She has published more than 50 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings and published two book. In 2008, she received a VLIR fellowship to attend the International Training Program STIMULATE-8 in Brussels, Belgium. She is a member of a few LIS National and International associations and completed her PhD and working on multiple research projects. She is Editor of the Modern College of Arts Library E-Newsletter Granthavedh, Aakanksha magazine and Editorial and Reviewers Board Member of 10 international peer reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Library and Information Science, International Woman Online Journal of Distance Education, International Journal of Information Library and Society and IJBST Journal Group, etc.

Frederic Andres received his PhD and HDR degrees in 1993 and 2000 from Paris VI University and University of Nantes respectively. He has been associate professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in the Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, Japan since 2000. His main interest is related to the application of collective intelligence and decision application to innovation, agriculture early warning management, food and cooking recipes, and human stress monitoring.

In this Book

  • Assistive Technologies Transforming the Lives of Learners with Disabilities in Higher Education—The South African University Context
  • JAWS (Job Access with Speech)—A Third Eye for Visually Impaired Students
  • Writing Machine for Blind People
  • Implementation and Qualification of Braille Music Transcription Services at Universities
  • Getting it Right—Matching Resources to Technologies That Match the Individual Student’s Needs and Preferences
  • Ensuring Technology Integration in the Classroom Leads to Increased Accessibility—Using UDL as a Lens
  • Assistive Technology for Children with Learning Disabilities as an Artificial Intelligence Application
  • Role of Rehabilitation in Equipping Differently-Abled Children with Assistive Devices for Inclusive Education
  • Implementing UN CRDP Through Human Interface Equivalencies (HIEs) with Semantic Interoperability—Case Study – Use of the International Standard ISO/IEC 20016-1
  • Library Services and Facilities to Differently Abled Students in Higher Education
  • The Use of Assistive Technologies for Blind Students in Virtual Museums as a Possibility in Teaching—Case Study – the Presence in Absence Exhibition
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality Technologies and Assistive/Humanoid Robots—Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Compilation of References