ERIC Number: ED222168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
CAL for Blind Students: Some Recent Developments. Microcomputers and Teaching. Computer-Assisted Support for Blind Students, Project Report.
Vincent, A. T.
This report describes a project which commenced in 1980 at the Open University in England, the object of which was to provide blind Open University undergraduate students with home-based computing facilities through the use of low-cost commercially available microcomputers and speech synthesizers. The development of computer programs that incorporate synthetic speech output routines, the configuration of a TRS-80 computer for computer-assisted learning (CAL) that incorporates synthetic speech output, and BASIC programming employing speech output facilities are discussed. Three figures illustrating the hardware configurations for speech output CAL accompany the text. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).; Nuffield Foundation, London (England).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Open University (Great Britain)