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LDOnline: Technology Supported Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Instruction for Students with Disabilities

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education serves as the foundation of innovation in our society. Students with disabilities comprise one of the largest untapped pools of potential scientists, engineers, technologists, mathematicians, and technicians according to the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering. Data show a 28% increase in the number of students with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate STEM fields between 2000 and 2004, the NSF Division of Science Resources Statistics reports that the number of students with disabilities receiving doctorates in STEM fields decreased by 13% between 2000 and 2004.


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