3.1 Students’ voices on assistive technology
In the following activity, you will spend more time understanding assistive technologies and the issues surrounding them, from the student’s perspective.
View the following videos:
- (AbilityNet, 2007)
- Assistiveware YouTube channel (AssistiveWare, undated) Choose three or four videos that reflect your interests. Most of the videos have subtitles that are indicated by ‘CC’; others do not have transcripts or subtitles.
- Students talk about assistive technology provided via Disabled Students’ Allowance: How can DSAs help? (Microlinkvideos, 2012).
As you watch the videos make notes about the differences and similarities between your experience of trying assistive technology and the experiences of the people in the videos.