Providing An Inclusive Education For Education Essay
Educators, teachers and an Educational setting, have one common aim, to deliver an inclusive education. The Australian Government ensured this when it passed the Disability Discrimination Act, 1992, the Disability Standards for Education, 2005 and when ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) in 2008 (Foreman & Arthur-Kelly, 2014). An inclusive education cannot be done as a result of an individual only, it can only be achieved with assistance and not only from people but also with aids. As the name suggests, Assistive Technologies are various materials, services, systems and devices that provide assistance to the user, helping improve, enhance and/or develop the ability to achieve a desired result. In an educational setting, Assistive technologies are designed to not only assist students with a disability, but to assist in making a classroom inclusive for all.
Assistive Technologies in the classroom
In Australia all schools are required to provide an inclusive educational environment for all students and provide a high- quality schooling, free from discrimination under the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008). Education Queensland’s policy of Disability and policy of Inclusion (DET, 2013) addresses the responsibility of teachers to provide an inclusive education to all students. These policies also discuss the need for support to enable a teacher to…