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Information 2016, 7(4), 54; doi:10.3390/info7040054

Access to Information for Learning by Using Assistive Technology for Undergraduate Students with Disabilities in Northern Thailand

Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, 202 Changpuek, Mueng, Chaing Mai 50300, Thailand
Academic Editor: Willy Susilo
Received: 30 May 2016 / Revised: 1 September 2016 / Accepted: 26 September 2016 / Published: 28 September 2016
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to survey access to information for learning on the types of assistive technology used by undergraduate students with disabilities in Northern Thailand. The types of assistive technology in this study included assistive devices and educational services. Data were collected from a questionnaire developed as a rating scale checklist that was completed by 140 undergraduate students with disabilities. Results of this study found that all types of educational services provided more to undergraduate students with disabilities than almost all kinds of assistive technology. Additionally, the students utilized assistive devices and accessed educational services for different reasons, and most students with visual disabilities were given either assistive devices or educational services. In terms of use, results found that students with hearing disabilities used assistive technology the most, whereas findings concerning needs showed that all of the students with disabilities demanded almost all types of assistive technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: access to information; learning; educational service; assistive technology; students with disabilities; higher education access to information; learning; educational service; assistive technology; students with disabilities; higher education
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Lersilp, T. Access to Information for Learning by Using Assistive Technology for Undergraduate Students with Disabilities in Northern Thailand. Information 2016, 7, 54.

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