In today’s classroom we have a fixed curriculum that needs to be covered in a set time-frame with set standards expected to be achieved by students. Students with learning difficulties or disabilities/differences will find it difficult, if not impossible, to achieve the set outcomes, which is why they should be provided with assistive technology.
A.T. is not an unfair advantage: one of the oldest forms of assistive technology is glasses. No-one would say that a person wearing glasses has an unfair advantage over someone not wearing them. In the same way, using text-prediction or speech recognition is not an unfair advantage to a student using it.