When introducing new technologies to the classroom, be aware of how these changes effect students with disabilities. In “As High-Tech Teaching Catches On, Students with Disabilities Can be Left Behind,” Casey Fabris points out these necessary adjustments:
- Assigned videos need captions
- Give students a sufficient time to respond with clickers. Hearing impaired students who have translators will need more time than those without translators.
- Digitized readings that are in PDF format often cannot be read by screen readers. Documents may need to be in Microsoft Word format.