Published in 2014 by the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, this article focuses on Assistive Technology (AT) use in American and Canadian institutions of higher education for the last 25 years. The article briefly juxtaposes the beginning of AT (i.e. Sheryl Burgstahler research and founding of DO-IT and Adaptech Research Network investigations on the use of specialized AT) with current eLearning environments and the need for accessible platforms. The authors (Catherine S. Fichter, Jennison Asuncion and Rafael Scapin) also discuss trends in eLearning (Gamification, MOOCs, PLs, and Digital textbooks, etc.) and the need to promote the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles.
Fichten, C. S., Asuncion, J., & Scapin, R. (2014). Digital Technology, Learning, and Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Where We've Been and Where We're Going. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 27(4), 369-379.