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Assistive technology and associated training: a survey of students who have received the Disabled Students' Allowances

Assistive technology and associated training: a survey of students who have received the Disabled Students' Allowances
Assistive technology and associated training: a survey of students who have received the Disabled Students' Allowances
This paper aims to highlight some important pointers to improving the provision of assistive technologies (AT) and their support, based on an online survey carried out between September 2011 and February 2012 with results from 841 students in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). The students overwhelmingly felt the technologies provided were "useful" or "very useful" and 70% of those who took up training felt that it helped, but there were some noteworthy issues that still need to be addressed. It was found that some problems appeared to be occurring due to a lack of clarity over technology terminology, training requirements and the need to review the provision of portable technologies.
2398-5976
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Draffan, E.A.
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James, Abi
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Wilkinson, Sue
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Viney, D.
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Draffan, E.A.
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James, Abi
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Wilkinson, Sue
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Draffan, E.A., James, Abi, Wilkinson, Sue and Viney, D. (2014) Assistive technology and associated training: a survey of students who have received the Disabled Students' Allowances. The Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education, 5, 5-10.

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This paper aims to highlight some important pointers to improving the provision of assistive technologies (AT) and their support, based on an online survey carried out between September 2011 and February 2012 with results from 841 students in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). The students overwhelmingly felt the technologies provided were "useful" or "very useful" and 70% of those who took up training felt that it helped, but there were some noteworthy issues that still need to be addressed. It was found that some problems appeared to be occurring due to a lack of clarity over technology terminology, training requirements and the need to review the provision of portable technologies.

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Published date: 2014

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Local EPrints ID: 420256
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420256
ISSN: 2398-5976
PURE UUID: 309e2ead-abb3-4b72-9458-5bb13d7af33d

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Date deposited: 03 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 24 May 2018 16:30

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Author: E.A. Draffan
Author: Abi James
Author: Sue Wilkinson
Author: D. Viney

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