When will classroom technology cater for the disabled1 Oct 2013
In a rather compelling article, http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/09/08/classroom-technology-must-accessible-those-with-disabilities/svRyLPnmnBSNCDUuQaUEVJ/story.html
, it is brought to our attention how the use of technology in educational institutions is neglecting to cater to students who are vision impaired or dyslexic.
The students are asked to sort out the issues for themselves which is really not good enough.
Itís amazing how a physical disability gets the attention it needs to have ramps and physical access addressed most of the time, however, an unseen disability is hardly ever addressed and it is the students responsibility to fix it themselves or fight with all their might to get the institution to behave accordingly.
I remember when, my husband, who has dyslexia was at university what a struggle it was for him when he needed his notes prepared differently, his exams modified and the computer colours changed. The university lecturers didnít want to help him because they could not physically see his disability.
Itís about time institutions address the unseen and make technology accessible to all.