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As a legally blind person, I think that is a very interesting approach, which is not only more modern and more environmental but also makes the playing field more even for students with disabilities. When I went to school 10 years ago, we had NOTHING electronic. The electronic equipment of our school was complete rubbish. Everything functioned manually. Luckily, back then, my vision used to be better But still, my teachers had to copy every single handout onto A3-format (double size). All my textbooks had to be ordered from a special place which enlarged the individual pages and put them in a big folder. I had a long way to school and every single day, I was carrying up to 10kg (20 pounds) of class material in my backpack. The whole thing was very exhausting.
Nowadays, my vision is so bad that I can't write by hand anymore and I can't read printed papers, even if they're enlarged. I am extremely glad that my University provides all important things as electronic files, be it research articles, lecture slides, handouts or even just a syllabus. This way I can use my zoom program on my computer and I can let the computer read longer texts to me, so I can go through them auditively. I have no idea what I would have done if my vision had already been so bad back when I was a teenager. I assume I couldn't have gone through normal, public school.
So I think this is a great idea. Pedagogically speaking, it might not make sense to use it in all areas of learning but it should definitely exist as a resource to be used. Not solely but also for the dismantling of barriers for handicapped students.1