Carol Allen described uses of Tablet PCs with students with disabilities. Her purpose was to understand the value a Tablet PC to learners with special educational requirements. A Year 8 student with MS wrote at North Tynsdale Woodlawn School:
“So far it has been going great! I have finally got the hang of the writing pad. It was difficult to write r’s on the machine and also l’s. I don’t think it understood my writing.”
He used script to text with the input panel, on-screen keyboard, and voice recognition to text. Overall the Tablet gave the student more options to express himself and was well received into the school. Its portability, choice of input and ease of use make it desirable.
Kudos to Carol and her schools.