A self-assessment framework for inclusive schools supporting assistive technology users

Hoogerwerf, E.-J., Solander-Gross, A., Mavrou, K., Traina, I. and Hersh, M. (2017) A self-assessment framework for inclusive schools supporting assistive technology users. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 242, pp. 820-827. (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-820) (PMID:28873891)

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Abstract

In order to support schools to assess their performance in supporting children with disabilities in their ICT and ICT-AT needs, a self-assessment framework was developed by a task force of partners and associate partners of the ENTELIS project. The self-assessment tool aims to help educational establishments that welcome learners with disabilities to assess their current outcomes and to plan improvements in supporting these students in increasing digital literacy and developing digital skills. This includes the use of mainstream Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and specially designed digital Assistive Technologies (ICT-AT). This can only successfully happen if schools fully embrace an inclusive approach to education. In this paper the authors describe the development of the framework and the further steps for its use.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:ENTELIS network, assessment, assistive technology, education.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hersh, Dr Marion
Authors: Hoogerwerf, E.-J., Solander-Gross, A., Mavrou, K., Traina, I., and Hersh, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Publisher:IOS Press
ISSN:0926-9630

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