Keeping in mind the diversity in the disability in children with special needs, e-learning could be very beneficial for them contrary to what one may tend to feel.
For students with learning disabilities
Elearning offers time and space to work at one’s own pace and can access the reference material as many times as needed which is a big boon to students with learning disabilities. Dyslexic and students with disorders related to visual processing can adjust the font size and take help from various assistive technology tools.
For students with physical disabilities
Students with mobility and physical disabilities can become very demotivated when they see their peers doing everything with ease while they struggle in a proper school. Virtual classrooms provide them education in their comfort zones. For those who cannot write or type, voice to text and voice activated programs and apps are very beneficial.
For students with visual impairments
Many digital devices like chromebooks have a built in screen reader-ChromeVox. It can read aloud content for its users. Braille keyboards or voice-to-text software and audio recordings are also easily available. Many softwares have dictation accessibility too.
For students with hearing impairments
Many softwares and applications come with live captioning and subtitles. Teachers and students communicate with each other through emails, text messages etc.
For students with psychiatric disabilities
It will be very helpful for students with psychiatric disabilities to study in familiar surroundings as it may be difficult for them to cope in a social environment and thus give them anxiety.