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When discussing distributed learning, the special needs population consists of persons with disabilities who need special hardware and/or software to permit them to use standard computers easily and efficiently. Actually, some people that are usually included in the special needs population have no problems with computers. Someone who has no use of his or her legs, for example, will have no problems in using a computer. For the most part, the population in question is largely made up of people that were previously considered ‘print impaired.’ Someone who is blind cannot read a computer monitor. Someone with low or poor vision will have difficulty seeing the display. Anyone with motor impairments that limit hand functioning will have some degree of difficulty using the keyboard and ...

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