Title: The Use of ICT to Support Students with Dyslexia
Authors: Diraä, Nadia ×
Engelen, Jan
Ghesquière, Pol
Neyens, Koen #
Issue Date: 2009
Host Document: Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:5889 pages:457-462
Conference: HCI AND USABILITY FOR E-INCLUSION edition:5th Annual Usability Symposium location:Linz, Austria date:9-10 November 2009
Abstract: The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven) has a tradition of supporting students with a disability in order to guarantee equal opportunities to achieve their educational, personal and vocational goals. The K.U.Leuven policy is working towards inclusive education in the long term, by improving facilities and accommodation for certain target groups in the short term. Efforts have also been directed to make the learning environment more accessible for all kind of students, especially over the last few years. One of the target groups that has increasing numbers are students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia, dyscalculia, ...). To accommodate these students, the K.U.Leuven set off a project to evaluate the use of assistive technology (AT) for dyslexia. This small-scale study examined the experiences of two groups of students with dyslexia using 2 different software programs specifically developed to support this group of students. It was apparent that for students with dyslexia, reading and studying presents additional limitations which AT could facilitate to some extent.
ISBN: 978-3-642-10307-0
ISSN: 0302-9743
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
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