For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined their others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.
This week on WNYC's New Tech City, Reema Khrais reports from a student-led conference about high-tech tools they have used successfully in school. She talked to three students with cerebral palsy who use different technologies that allow them to participate more in class.
Eighth-grader Tom Ellenson uses an iPad with an app his dad designed just for him.
"When you can’t use a pencil, math is very difficult. Thanks to math applications on my iPad, I can complete class work and tests, just like my peers," Ellenson said, via his iPad.
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