The University of Waterloo is adding a new teaching tool to its syllabus for students who have disabilities.
The university said on Monday it is introducing a new learning tool called Flexicon for students in grades 6 to 8.
The Flexicon app allows students to create an interactive learning environment that can be used by anyone with disabilities.
The app allows the student to create or customize their own project, and they can then share their project with their peers through the app.
“With Flexicon, we’re enabling students to have an accessible and creative experience for themselves and their learning partner,” said Sarah Smith, an associate professor in the university’s school of education.
The app is a collaborative platform that helps students create and share projects, allowing them to share their own ideas.
“In the past, students would need a computer, but we’re now able to share the project as a web page or through a link, which gives the student the flexibility to share it in a way that is accessible to everyone,” said Smith.
The learning tool is currently being tested at students at the university.
The university is now planning to roll out the app to students in Grade 8 and 9.