Internet Utilization by the Students with Visual Impairment Disabilities

Hanny Hafiar, Priyo Subekti, Aat Ruchiat Nugraha

Abstract


As a millennial generation, teenagers have the need to use the internet in their daily activities. The need to access the internet is also felt by students with visually impaired. Although many various sources of information are still in the form of text, with the help of various types of assistance programs, students with visually impaired can access this information. With the existence of various assistance programs, teenagers with visually impaired can access the internet more unimpeded. Based on this background, the purpose of this research is to find out the use of the internet by students with visually impaired. The results are sequentially stated that the use of the internet includes access to WhatsApp, YouTube, Google, Social Media (Facebook and Instagram), radio streaming, video downloads, music downloads, Map/location identifiers, online shopping and TV streaming to watch football broadcasts. However, there are still a number of obstacles faced by students with visually impaired who still need technological development so that the opportunity for people with visually impaired to access the internet is increasingly open. In addition, directing efforts from related institutions are needed to improve the ability of students to use the internet as well as supervision so as not to be contaminated with negative content from the internet.

Keywords


internet, teenagers, students with visually impaired, communication and information technology.

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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