Digital technologies and inclusive schooling
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The education of people with visual impairment in Spain hinges on the fact that students are mainstreamed in schools chosen either by the students themselves or their families. The introduction of digital technologies in schools poses a new challenge for visually impaired students.
The ONCE Access to Educational Content Group (ACCEDO in Spanish) was set up to carry out research, training and assessment in the field of accessibility. The Group works both with ONCE’s own staff in its Educational Services for the Visually Impaired Teams and public and private entities.
In this article you will find some useful information about the initial experiences and approach, the tools employed, the cost and impact of the project and the results reached so far. The use of adapted digital technology by youngsters allows them to enjoy better access to information and educational resources; and is a powerful socializing tool, enabling children with disabilities to feel included in their environment.