ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND ACCOMMODATIONS USED BY ROADMAPS STUDENTS
Assistive technology and support services usually are categorized by specific disability. The Advisory Board of the Roadmaps & Rampways project recommended a more open approach - one that avoided the implication that only certain technologies and accommodations are suitable for an individual with a particular disability.
In an attempt to emphasize the open-ended, cross-disability possibilities of this technology, this appendix does not reference specific disabilities. In doing so, we hope it will encourage more creative application of the many as-yet undefined possibilities of technology. Readers should remember that no listing can be fully comprehensive or entirely current, since new technologies are constantly being developed, and existing ones are being tested and improved.
Assistive technology and other accommodations have been of critical importance in allowing the Roadmaps students to be so successful in their studies and internships. When the Roadmaps generation was born or entered kindergarten in 1975, only 50% of these accommodations existed or were accepted and were available to an individual student with a disability. We can only begin to envision what will be obtainable for the next generation of students, born or acquiring disabilities in 2001 - 2025.
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