Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 5, you should be able to:

  • Discuss what makes a technology an assistive technology for students with disabilities.
  • Understand the legal and legislative aspects of assistive technology.
  • Explain how assistive technology can benefit students with disabilities.
  • Describe the difference between lowtech, mid-tech, and high-tech assistive technology.
  • Describe the different purposes of assistive technology.
  • Identify assistive technology devices that support students with disabilities across content-area instruction.