Leveraging Technology to Support Literacy Outcomes for Learners with Disabilities in Low and Medium-Income Countries​

The paper posits that while a universal design for learning (UDL) can be applied without technology, technology makes the experience richer for many. If the aim of UDL is to produce students who are purposeful, motivated, resourceful, knowledgeable, strategic and goal-directed, technology lends itself to differentiation and accommodations and provides many options for effective teaching in the classroom. Based on expert consultations and literature review, the paper recommends how technologies could be made more accessible to implementer through creative utilization of market-drivers and competition, drawing upon the role to be played by agencies across the public, private and not for profit sectors.