A brief outlining the challenges youth with disabilities face in gaining access to technology, and providing specific recommendations for achieving greater technology access. Computer access has the potential to help people with disabilities complete coursework independently, participate in class discussions, communicate with peers and mentors, access distance learning courses, participate in high tech careers, and lead self-determined lives. This brief was designed for secondary and postsecondary educators and administrators, employers, individuals with disabilities, and parents.
This report was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, (Cooperative Agreement No. H326J000005). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and no official endorsement by the Department should be inferred.
Bridging the Digital Divide in Postsecondary Education: Technology Access for Youth with Disabilities (NCSET Information Brief).
University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET).
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