Including students with Down's syndrome: barriers' analysis and strategies to overcome them arising from the literature

  1. Arroyo, Ruth 1
  2. Amor, Antonio M. 1
  3. Verdugo, Miguel Á. 1
  4. Calvo, M. Isabel 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España



ISSN: 1734-5537

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 55

Issue: 1

Pages: 5-31

Type: Article

More publications in: Człowiek-Niepełnosprawność-Społeczeństwo



  • Social Sciences: C
  • Human Sciences: C


Technology is an indispensable element of modern language education. The purpose of presented qualitative study is to identify whether modern technology is used in the classroom by teachers who teach visually impaired students and what the effect of modern technology on teaching is. The teachers’ knowledge of information communication technology (ICT) is also discussed. The research is based on the feedback received from unstructured in-depth interviews conducted with teachers of visually impaired students. Among the surveyed educators, there were teachers working both in public schools as well as in integrated special schools. Based on the said interviews in-depth analyses have been made. The research has shown that assistive technology not only aids the visually impaired students but also their teachers as well. The public and integrated school teachers’ attitudes towards teaching the visually impaired varies.

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