During the year 1997 Public Law 94-142(IDEA) was passed which promised free and proper public education to all handicapped children. However, during the following years the acts like PL 100-407 did speak about the assistive technology that could be used to help the handicapped students.
This technology defined the any piece of equipment or software that could be helpful to such students to improve their functional capabilities. while considering the assistive technology that can be used by an individual, there are certain factors like the environment, needs of the individual and the particulars of the technological tools available to meet the specific requirements. to keep in mind. The assistive technology can be divided as low, medium or high ethnological devices. The high-level technological devices will include computers along with the software, microchips, and electronic equipment that can perform a certain function for the student. For example, a student with reading problems can have the computer read the book and print it in a larger font to make it easily readable by the student. In the present day environment, special software programs along with related hardware tools are available to the handicapped students to learn at ease.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 along with the Title 2nd of ADA(Americans and Disabilities Act) states in strong terms that there should be no discrimination of disabled individuals by the federal or state as well as local governments, or by the business houses who receive government funding. Section 504 further ensures that all disabled students shall have same opportunities to study and succeed as other students. There are various examples to specify the advantages of this act for the disabled students..For one example, if a student has trouble in reading ,or for a blind student taking an exam, it is the responsibility of the university or the exam taking authority to provide alternative forms of the