Journal of Information Technology

Document Type

Research Article


This paper outlines a number of issues to be addressed in teaching information systems to visually handicapped students. It is a case history in that it draws on the authors’ experience of teaching a multiply handicapped student over a three year period. Its particular emphasis is on the need for early preparation, in advance of the student's arrival and then throughout the teaching process. It points to the type of support facilities required. Although all the main headings would need to be considered in the teaching of any subject to visually handicapped students there are several that have added importance in the teaching of information systems. The paper is an attempt to share experience rather than make a case for tackling the issues raised in one particular way.