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Science and technology in special education

Author Affiliations

  • 1PG & Research Dept. of History, Govt. Arts College (Autonomous) Coimbatore, Tamilnadu-18, India
  • 2PG & Research Dept. of History, Govt. Arts College (Autonomous) Coimbatore, Tamilnadu-18, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (4), Pages 38-42, April,14 (2017)


Innovative techniques and technological advancements has bestowed special need people with special abilities. The recent trends in Special education have enabled them to perform various tasks that were in limitations. The role of technology in early detection of the disability, early intervention, prevention and rehabilitation is incredible and there is no doubt that technology helps special people in gaining increased independence, flexibility and ambulation, access to employment, improves their quality of life completely. Therefore there is a great need for prorammes to train special people in information and communication technology. However prior to such initiatives it is essential to equip knowledgeable and trainable special people. Providing them education and spreading awareness among them regarding various policies and programmes designed by the government would help them to improve their standard of living. The fulfillment of their basic need paves way for updating their knowledge in the field of science and technology, such that they become strong enough to confront various difficulties in life. The vast opportunities of science and technology aid these special people to exhibit their talents and potentials in them. Special educational institutions, whether governmental, non-governmental or government-aided opens up new vistas for the differently abled to render their service for the development of their well being and of the society at large.


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