November is National Disability Rights Awareness Month
In South Africa, the National Disability Rights Awareness Month is annually recognised between 3 November and 3 December.
“Persons with disabilities – Equal participants in shaping a sustainable future.”
The United Nations is celebrating 25 Years in 2020 of championing social inclusion
How are we “removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all” and ensuring . . . .
What are disabilities?
“A physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities” Oxford Dictionary
Different kinds of disabilities, range from mild to severe problems.
Difficulties to see, hear, write, or speak
Understand things differently
Difficulties to move
Learning disabilities manifest themselves differently for each individual.
Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, and environments for people with disabilities. (wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)
Why is providing Assistive Technology important to learners with learning difficulties?
Allows opportunities for educational and social interactions
Increases participation in learning, reduces restrictions
Helps learners benefit in general education
Creates learner independence
The most common forms of learning difficulties that affect learners:
Difficulty with Reading
Difficulty with Maths
Difficulty with Attention / ADHD
Difficulty with Writing
Difficulty with Dyslexia
A few tips and ideas to help learners in the classroom
For learners with reveral difficulties and dyslexia.
Use your hands, make fists and point them together.
You have a "bed"
Left hand is the "tummy" of the "b"
Right hand is the "tummy" of the "d"
Look at your hands when writing these letters