Updated: Nov 28, 2020
The great Albert Einstein once said, "everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by the ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that is stupid". In this current generation, people, especially children, are often judged based on their abilities in school leading to a lot of bullying. Though many schools offer services to support students with learning disabilities and challenges, it is not enough to help those students succeed.
This technology caters to students with learning disabilities and helps them achieve their goals. A great example of a student who faced difficulty is Benny. She is a 15-year-old who suffers from Dyslexia. This means that she has trouble with her reading and writing skills. She was made fun of her abilities in school because there was no proper way to serve her needs.
Our solution to prevent these kinds of future incidents is called Learning Without Limits. This program is an online site that provides students with disabilities a platform to receive an education that accommodates their needs.
Zoom conference calls help integrate students and learn together. This allows for students to learn about each other and develop learning strategies that will benefit them.
At the end of the course, we will provide students with an online version of “speed meeting” where they get to virtually meet the other students from different courses for a short period of time. The helpful UX/UI allows them to click a button (also can be activated using Google Assistant/Alexa/Siri) to follow-up with fellow classmates after the course. This helps maintain friendships past the course.
Some tips that peers can help each other promote inclusion and embrace accessibility of students with disabilities are: being open to helping those individuals fit in, being accessible (emotionally and physically), promoting programs to integrate students of all educational backgrounds, encourage interaction between students and socializing and most importantly help students enjoy school. It is important to create an equally diverse environment so students with disabilities have the same view of school as students without them. That will establish beneficial attributes within students.