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Accomodating the disabled in technology education

In fact, a learning disability is a lifelong condition that affects every aspect of one's daily activities.

Some instructors and administrators suspect that students who claim to have learning disabilities are faking it, are playing the system, or lack the intelligence needed to succeed in college.

Understanding the implications of learning disabilities, preparing to teach students with diverse characteristics, and learning to accommodate students with learning disabilities are essential for faculty and staff to provide academic and career opportunities for these students that are equivalent to those provided to their nondisabled peers.

In recent years, the number of students diagnosed with disabilities who are attending postsecondary institutions has increased dramatically.