Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
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IT on Teaching and Learning Process of Visually Impaired Students

  • Sara Isabel Moça RamosEmail author
  • António Manuel Valente de Andrade
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_197



Nowadays, technology is an essential component in our society. Considering its impact in the educational system, Information Technology (IT) cannot be dissociated from the educational process and from pedagogical practices. The role of technology is so essential in our lives today that it is necessary that students develop organizational, problem-solving, and critical skills to meet the demands of an increasingly technological work world and be fully integrated members of the society.

Since the mid-1980s, the trend has been the inclusion or inclusive education, in which the emphasis is placed on students with disabilities being included in regular education system. This inclusive model focuses on students belonging in general classrooms, and the successful inclusive education happens primarily through...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Isabel Moça Ramos
    • 1
    Email author
  • António Manuel Valente de Andrade
    • 2
  1. 1.CEDH – Centre for Studies in Human Development, Faculty of Education and PsychologyUniversidade Católica Portuguesa (Oporto Regional Centre)PortoPortugal
  2. 2.CEGE – Research Centre in Management and Economics, Católica Porto Business SchoolUniversidade Católica Portuguesa (Oporto Regional Centre)PortoPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vassilis Argyropoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Special EducationDepartment of Special Education, University of ThessalyVolosGreece