4.5 Trends in Technology development influencing the use of ICT in education

This section provides a brief overview of some main trends and developments in the area of assistive technology (AT) and the use of ICTs in education. It aims to inform policy-makers on which technology trends and developments should be considered in terms of research and development and international cooperation. While some of these may not currently be viable solutions for the use of accessible ICTs in schools in developing countries, they point to trends and developments that may ultimately address issues of affordability and availability of both AT and accessible educational resources.