Delivering on the promise of Plato's academy: Educational accessibility for the 21st century

Michele G. Wheatly, John Flach, Clark Shingledecker, Forouzan Golshani

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Abstract

Purpose.This special volume is dedicated to eight updated and expanded communications selected from 33 refereed papers presented at the inaugural international conference on Technology-based Learning with Disability (LWD-07) which took place on July 1920, 2007 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Methods.Approximately 140 researchers and practitioners attended LWD-07 representing a cross-section of K-12 and higher education, pure and applied research, disability-related industry and rehabilitation agencies with common interests in facilitating educational attainment for people with all types of disabilities through use of technology. Results.The communications selected for publication are representative of the breadth of interest at the nexus of disability, assistive technology, and the pedagogy of individualized learning. Conclusions. Access to education is a key component for quality of life and rehabilitation of any individual with a disability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Individualized learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing

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