Using Technology to Help Self-Determination of Students with Disabilities

ID: 31980 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Yun-Ju Hsiao, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

Friday, March 11 3:05-3:25 PM Location: Hermitage D

Presider: Matthew Boggan, Mississippi State University, United States

Abstract: This paper is a literature review on utilization of technology for helping self- determination of students with disabilities. Developing self-determination skills is important for students with disabilities. Specific provisions for promoting and supporting self-determination for individuals with disabilities were included in the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It is beneficial to many aspects of lives of individuals with disabilities when they can access assistive technology. Access to technology also helps self-determination of students with disabilities. The author discusses the importance of self-determination skills and the benefits technology could bring in this area. The technology or software that researchers used to enhance self-determination are discussed in this paper.

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