Journal of Educational Research and Practice




The goal of this study was to explore the use of assistive technology (AT) for students with disabilities in technical colleges in Ondo State. Three research questions guided the study. A cross-sectional survey design was adopted and the survey included 104 participants (38 university lecturers and 66 students with disabilities) drawn from the three technical colleges in Ondo State. A structured questionnaire consisting of 54 items was also adapted and used in data collection. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was 0.86. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS Version 26. The findings of the study revealed that while there are ATs available for students with disabilities in technical colleges in Ondo State, their utilization is limited. The study recommends that technical colleges in Ondo State increase access to ATs in classrooms and laboratories for students with disabilities. The government and school management should also provide adequate, modern instructional facilities and human resources to enable the implementation of ATs and make them accessible and available to all.