I have an expectation that there will come a time when technology will obviate some [not all] of the obstacles to learning and employment that many people with disabilities face. There are are all kinds of fascinating prospects coming down the pike. One in particular that caught my attention is called the Extension of Human Senses which is a NASA-based project. The emphasis of this project is communication and control of computers and other technology through brain waves, nerve impulses, and other non-verbal means of communication. [I hope that they remember that wearing electrodes on the head is uncomfortable.]
There are so many people who project out the limitations of the present into the future. Projects like this are the antidote. The future is filled with great possibilities, but we need to make sure that our children are getting an appropriate education so as these technologies come on line we will be ready.