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Technology Enhanced Learning for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Cerebral Paralysis: The MAS Platform

  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
  • Fernando Paniagua-Martín
  • Ángel García-Crespo
  • Belén Ruiz-Mezcua
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

Education for students with disabilities now takes place in a wide range of settings, thus, including a wider range of assistive tools. As a result of this, one of the most interesting application domains of technology enhanced learning is related to the adoption of learning technologies and designs for people with disabilities. Following this unstoppable trend, this paper presents MAS, a software platform aimed to help people with severe intellectual disabilities and cerebral paralysis in their learning processes. MAS, as a technology enhanced learning platform, provides several tools that supports learning and monitoring for people with special needs, including adaptative games, data processing and monitoring tools. Installed in a special needs education institution in Madrid, Spain, MAS provides special educators with a tool that improved students education processes.

Keywords

assistive technology adaptive toys handicapped persons special needs assistive technologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
    • 1
  • Fernando Paniagua-Martín
    • 1
  • Ángel García-Crespo
    • 1
  • Belén Ruiz-Mezcua
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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