Foundations in Disability Resources
A Guide for Digital Assistive Technology Provision to Postsecondary Students
By Jane Vincent, AMLS
Digital technology is an omnipresent tool within all facets of modern postsecondary education. To compete alongside their peers, disabled students must be able to use this technology with comparable ease. They also need to have access to digital tools that enhance their skills in areas such as reading, notetaking, and time management, and to working environments with proper furniture and lighting.
This monograph discusses providing digital assistive technology (AT) for students with sensory, cognitive, physical, and multiple disabilities. You will learn legal, financial, and practical considerations to use when selecting AT for use on public computers, as well as how to provide evaluations and equipment to meet individual students’ needs, both in person and virtually. In addition, you will find information on cutting-edge trends in AT provision, plus an appendix listing resources for finding technology and connecting with others doing similar work.
Whether you are just starting to provide AT on your campus or managing an established service, this monograph will provide you with a wealth of support. With its guidance, you will be able to ensure your students can focus less on their accommodation needs and more on their unique and rewarding paths to academic success.
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