Examples of how assistive technology can be used to assist learners with a disability to participate in learning opportunities on the same basis as learners without a disability.
This resource promotes the use of the Principles of Universal Design and compliance with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (V1.0) and Queensland Government Information Standard 26, so that more people can use it, and most people can use it easily.
This resource demonstrates assistive technology operating in a range of learning environments, promoting learner independence and inclusive teaching practices. These practices are exemplified in a series of case studies.
Skills developed in the use of assistive technology have a broader application than in the learning environment. They can be used for participation in the fullest range of life experiences, preparing the learner to move confidently into the future and to take advantage of life and work opportunities.
Using assistive technology to meet learner needs can provide evidence of how the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) meets the requirements of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 and the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).
Clicking on the link below will take you to the first video segment.Introducing assistive technology
The video talks about why assistive technology is important in the learning environment and its potential in the life of the learner.