[Air-L] Digital technologies, disability and transition to higher education

Edgar Pacheco e.pacheco1000 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 17:22:58 PDT 2020

 Dear all,

I am please to share with you this recently accepted publication.

Transition issues in higher education and digital technologies: the
experiences of students with disabilities in New Zealand.

Research on transition to higher education and young people with
disabilities has increased in recent years. However, there is still limited
understanding of transition issues and how digital technologies, such as
social media and mobile devices, are used by this group of students to
manage these issues. This article presents the findings of an empirical
study that addressed this matter based on young people’s views and
experiences. The qualitative study was conducted in the context of a group
of students with vision impairments transitioning to a New Zealand
university. The findings draw from observations, a researcher diary, focus
groups, individual interviews, and data from social media. The study shows
that, like their non-disabled peers, the students actively engaged with
interactive and collaborative digital technologies to make sense,
individually and collectively, of different transition issues before,
during and after the first academic trimester of their university journey.

Available here:


*Dr Edgar Pacheco*
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