Abstract-4 (July 2021) Ganesh Patra


International Refereed/ Peer Reviewed Journal of Education

Vol. 7 (3) July 2021, 29-35, E-ISSN: 2395-7344, P-ISSN: 2320-9526


Title: Education of Children with Disabilities: Exploring Possibilities with Artificial Intelligence

Ganesh Patra, Doctoral Research Scholar, Department of Education (CIE), University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. E-mail: patra.ganesh143@gmail.com

Subhash Chander, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. Email id: subhash3010delhi@gmail.com

Article DOI: 10.46704/pol.2021.v07i03.004


Current developments and practices in the field of technology help human civilization a lot in its progress. Artificial Intelligence is one of these technological advancements, which has tremendous potential and is used in various sectors. This potential needs to be explored in the field of Education too. This paper attempts to discuss some current advancements of artificial intelligence and its use in our daily life, followed by discussing the challenges faced by the teacher in classroom pedagogy, challenges faced by students with disabilities in communication, and access to various educational resources in the process of inclusion in mainstream institutions. It also discusses the challenges aroused in the education of students with disabilities due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. After that, this paper explores some possibilities related to the ways artificial intelligence can be used as a medium or tool to address the discussed challenges for creating a better accessible, inclusive learning environment for all, i.e., Optical character recognition, Speech recognition, Individualization of learning, Language learning, Virtual learning and Universal Design of Learning. Eventually, it suggests some point expected to see in the near future of artificial intelligence in education, i.e., language, increasing content, modifying individualized devices, and teachers’ pedagogical tools.

Keywords: ICT in Education, Artificial Intelligence, Children with disabilities, Inclusive Education.