Assistive technology for students with visual impairments: Challenges and needs in teachers' preparation programs and practice

Li Zhou, Amy T. Parker, Derrick W. Smith, Nora Griffin-Shirley

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Abstract

This article reports on a survey of 165 teachers of students with visual impairments in Texas to examine their perceptions of their knowledge of assistive technology. The results showed that they had significant deficits in knowledge in 55 (74.32%) of the 74 assistive technology competencies that were examined and that 57.5% of them lacked adequate confidence about teaching assistive technology to students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Volume105
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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