The focus of this book is disability, Information and Communication Technologies and Higher Education. Specifically, the contributing authors of this book examine the role that ICT can play in reducing the disadvantage that students with disabilities experience within HE. The purpose of this chapter is to outline and justify the contents and themes of the book, as well as to provide a background against which the issues discussed can be understood. In order to achieve this, this chapter will: (1) define key terms; (2) review relevant international legislation; (3) outline the aims and objectives of the research underpinning this book and (4) provide an overview of the five key themes that will be addressed in the book: models, stakeholders, designs, transitions and new solutions.
KeywordsICT Disability Higher education Legislation Practice Research
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