Technology Gives Students with Disabilities Access to College Courses
This reports on a group of high school students with learning disabilities who attend a dual-enrollment high school/college program that emphasizes the use of technology, including the Bookshare accessible library, to help students earn college credit while still in high school. The program offers a student-centered learning environment allowing seniors to complete required high school courses while accumulating college credits. Each student focuses on individual educational choices and academic and vocational studies relevant to future goals. The idea is to provide learning choices and empowerment for students. The program is inclusive of all students, with or without a disability. Programs like this, which use assistive technologies and digital accessible books, promote high academic standards for all, enabling more students to be college and career ready.