In this free course, Assistive technologies and online learning, you will explore some of the technology that disabled students use when accessing computers. We will take a look at the tools and techniques that make it possible for disabled students to engage with online learning.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand what is meant by assistive technology
recognise different forms of assistive technology
understand some students’ experiences of using assistive technology.
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