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Mobile technologies can make as significant contribution to supporting and assisting learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
In some cases mobile technologies can transform both the learning experience and the lives of these learners.

Education and training practitioners are dealing with increasingly diverse learner needs, but there are limits to how effectively traditional teaching and learning methods can engage, support and stretch learners who have markedly different starting points and accessibility needs. Mobile learning offers some innovative and effective ways of tackling this challenge.

Drawing on the experiences of those working in the vanguard of mobile learning and inclusivity in independent specialist colleges and further and higher education institutions the publication “GoMobile! Maximising the potential of mobile technologies for learners with disabilities” passes on some of the lessons learnt to make mobile learning a more achievable aim for those working with learners with disabilities.
In what ways might learners benefit from working with mobile technologies? What are the problems and where are the quick wins?

Drawing on outcomes emerging from initiatives including MoLeNET, Learning for Living and Work (L4LW) and the Higher Education Assistive Technologies (HEAT) scheme administered by the JISCTechDis , GoMobile! explores how mobile technologies can make day-to-day living and learning more manageable, enjoyable and achievable for learners who face a range of challenges.

A tutor’s view of the experience of using mobile technologies with learners with learning difficulties and disabilities.  The learners at Aylesbury college used IPODs, Mini Notebooks and Smartphones.