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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: How technology helped build a learning haven for students with disabilities

The Hindu business line logoKahoot! makes assessment more accessible for students with learning disabilities.

“Once we acquired the laptops, there was no looking back,” said Kishore Kumar, the shool’s IT head and a Helikx School alumni with a Bachelors in Electronics.

The school has leveraged technology to broaden its curriculum and provide wider access in order to engage with children who have similar learning disabilities.

Teachers apply multiple tools to help students with specific areas of learning, based on the difficulties they face.

“I can see the difference in confidence in children when they start using technology,” says Vidhya, a remedial teacher at the school.

Other tools that are being used in the classroom are Sway for visual learning and Kahoot for quizzing students, to test their retention.

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