Interactive whiteboards and touch screens are both popular interactive access devices introduced to support the learning programs for students with disabilities and learning difficulties. Here are some weblinks which might be useful when considering their introduction into these learning programs.

Interactive Whiteboards

Jeff Souter's Interactive Whiteboards for Special Needs Students (2006)


Here are some online resources for interactive whiteboards and special needs students from the Teaching Learners with Multiple Needs Blog:
http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/2008/05/some-interactive-white-board-resources.html

Research papers and articles on using interactive whiteboards
http://www.smarterkids.org/research/library_alpha.asp

Research paper – Using Interactive Whiteboards with Students with B/ED.
http://smarterkids.org/research/paper2.asp

Other research papers:
Basilicato, Alf red N. “Interactive Whiteboards: Assistive Technology for Every Classroom”, http://www.peterli.com/archive/ts/892.shtm Today's School, March/April 2005

Bell, Dr. Mary Ann, Why Use An Interactive Whiteboard: A Baker’s Dozen Reasons,

http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN02/mabell.html, Teacher.Net Gazette

Blanton, Bonnie & Helms-Breazeale, Rebecca, Gains in Self-Efficacy: Using SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Technology in Special Education Classrooms, http://www.smarterkids.org/research/paper2.asp Augusta State University, 2000.


Jamerson, Joyce, Helping All Children Learn: Action Research Project, http://www.smarterkids.org/research/paper15.asp , Longfellow Elementary School, 2002.

Lee, Mal, Boyle, Dr. Maureen, The Educational Effects And Implementations Of The Interactive Whiteboard strategy Of Richardson Primary School, found at http://www.richardsonps.act.edu.au/interactive_whiteboard_initiative , 2003

McKeown, Sally. “Innovation Across The Board”, http://education.guardian.co.uk/elearning/story/0,,1724606,00.html The Guardian Digital Edition, March 7 2006

Measday, B. (2005); 'So you've got an Interactive whiteboard! Now what?'; Technology School of the Future; http://www.tsof.edu.au/research/Reports05/measday.asp

Salinitri, Geri, Kara Smith and Christopher Clovis. The Aural Enabler: Creating a Way for Special Needs Kids to Participate in the Classroom Lesson, http://www.smarterkids.org/research/paper12.asp University of Windsor, 2002.

Silverman, Frank, Lighting The Dark Ages, http://www.districtadministration.com/page.cfm?p=300

Zirkle, Meredith L, The Effects of SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard on High School Students with Special Needs in a Functional Mathematics Class, http://www.edcompass.com , Eastern Mennonite University, Masters Thesis, 2003.

Touch Screens

Inclusive Technology .....Learning at your Fingertips!
http://www.inclusive.co.uk/reports/2007/learning_fingertips.shtml