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This topic explores the importance of providing training on and access to technology for youth with disabilities.


Introduction

Modern society has come to rely on technology in all aspects of work and play. Access to electronic and information technology is essential in order for individuals with disabilities to fully participate in educational, employment, recreational, and community activities. Used effectively, technology has the potential to maximize the independence, participation, and productivity of people with disabilities in all aspects of everyday life. However, many individuals with disabilities do not have full access to the benefits that technology can provide. Challenges include funding, awareness, support, and hardware and software issues. To level the playing field, key stakeholders must work together to assure that students with disabilities have access to the technology they need as they complete elementary and secondary education and transition to college, careers, and self-determined lives. Ultimately, assuring that all of the educational and employment opportunities that technology provides are accessible to everyone will strengthen our economy and promote equal opportunities to all citizens.


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