New Communication Technologies for Inclusive Education in and outside the Classroom

New Communication Technologies for Inclusive Education in and outside the Classroom

Ana Iglesias (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Belén Ruiz-Mezcua (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Juan Francisco López (Spanish Centre of Captioning and Audio Description, Spain) and Diego Carrero Figueroa (Spanish Centre of Captioning and Audio Description, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2530-3.ch013
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Abstract

This chapter explores new communication technologies and methods for avoiding accessibility and communication barriers in the educational environment. It is focused on providing real-time captions so students with hearing disabilities and foreign students, among others, could participate in an inclusive way in and outside the classroom. The inclusive proposals are based on the APEINTA educational project, which aims for accessible education for all. The research work proposes the use of mobile devices for teacher and students in order to provide more flexibility using the APEINTA real-time captioning service. This allows using this service from anywhere and at anytime, not only in the classroom.
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During last decades, educators, pedagogues, psychologists, scientists, researchers and, in general, people from very different disciplines related to education have tried to achieve anti-discriminatory education environments according to the current laws related with inclusive education. These laws try to ensure an inclusive education system at all levels as a right of persons with functional diversity, rejecting segregation and discrimination.

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