Accommodations > Computers
Being able to access a computer is obviously an important aspect of technology education. However, in the STEM classroom, computers can also:
- Provide another means to read and write text or math notation;
- Be used as an alternative to a stand-alone calculator;
- Provide a means to generate graphs;
- Be connected to computer-based sensors to perform experiments; and
- Be used to operate experiment simulations.
Many of these applications are discussed elsewhere on this website. In this section, we provide information about some of the computer access problems that a student with a motor or sensory disability may face with standard computer use. The solutions range from simply changing the settings on the computer, to operating the computer by voice, to using screen reading or Braille to review the information on the monitor.
Below are some computer access problems and solutions for students with
Motor Impairments - Upper Extremity Limitations
Vision Impairments - Low Vision or Blindness
Hearing Impairments - Deaf or Hard of Hearing