Monica Yatsyla, Hofstra University, Manager of Instructional Design Services

Empower Students With Disabilities Through Robotics

  • Leveraging technology such as double robotics can allow students who can not physically attend class the chance to not only participate virtually, but also move around the class as needed, even participate in smaller group discussions.
  • Strong partnership and collaboration among campus departments are essential to improving educational accessibility for students with disabilities.

“Why don’t we roll this technology into a classroom so that students whose illness or disability physically prevents them from attending class can still participate?”

Monica Yatsyla believes that when colleges and universities make a proactive effort to listen to the needs of their students with disabilities, they can create powerful solutions that make an incredible difference in these students’ lives. At Hofstra University, where Yatsyla is manager of Instructional Design Services, she works within the IT department and partners with the Student Access Services team on an initiative that promises to make educational opportunities more accessible to students who until now have faced difficulties pursuing their education.

This is an excerpt from Expanding Educational Opportunity. The eBook was generously sponsored by Blackboard.

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