ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF ICT ON EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The capability of assistive technology in education classes for students with special needs is enormous. Some of the advantages of using technology include promoting academic success for students with disabilities in the field of writing, mathematics, spelling, reading and comprehension, enhancing their organizing capability and most importantly encouraging their social inclusion in society (Quenneville, 2015). Support or assistive technology offers many advantages by assisting writing for students with disabilities who usually find writing to be cumbersome (MacArthur, 2006). Once students overcome writing issues, they tend to be more successful within the general education environment. Also most of learners with disability find it challenging to retain information from the standard syllabus. Many teachers face difficulty adapting curriculum as per the learning requirements of children with certain disabilities like learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities without any external assistance. Hence, it has become all the more important to focus on this issue to help teachers incorporate technology within the classroom to promote learning of learners with special needs (Wilson & Cleland., 2011).