Problems of Utilization of Information and Communication Technology Devices for Education of Students with Visual Impairment in University of Calabar Cross River State


Authors : Nanjwan, J. D; James, Daniel Daniel; Udoh, Michael Ben

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 10 - October

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The paper discussed problems of utilization of information and communication technology devices for the education of persons with visual impairment. Two research questions were posed to guide the study. Literatures were reviewed in the study. Survey design was adopted for the study. A census of the respondents was used in the study since the population of the study was not large. The sample for the study were eight (8) subjects. Questionnaire was used for data collection. The data collected were analysed using simple percentages to answer the research questions formulated to guide the study. The findings of the study revealed that the devices are very few in number and the available ones are outdated. The result further revealed that the available ICT devices are very few and also fragile which makes the devices to be very costly. also fragile which makes the devices to be very costly.t is therefore concluded that there are identifiable challenges of utilizing ICT Devices for the education of students with visual impairments in University of Calabar which include insufficient of ICT devices, and poor utilization of the Devices. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that adequate devices should be made available for students with visual impairment and trained instructors should be made available to equip students with the needed skills in ICT.

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