ERIC Number: ED333688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Commonly Asked Questions: If a Disabled Person Needs a Communication System or a Computer, How Can They Select the Right Equipment?
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Suggestions are offered to help disabled persons who need a communication system or computer to select the appropriate equipment. The importance of conducting a product evaluation during the process of selecting and adapting a computer is stressed. The role of various evaluation team members in performing product evaluations is described, including the interface specialist; communication specialist; seating, positioning, and mobility specialist; and mounting specialist. Methods for locating an evaluation center are discussed, followed by a checklist of services that should be provided by the evaluation center. Three organizational sources for further information are listed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Disabilities, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Microcomputers, Selection, Staff Role, Teamwork
University of Wisconsin, TRACE Research & Development Center, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 (single copies free, subsequent copies $0.80).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Identifiers: Augmentative Communication Systems
Note: A product of the Trace Research and Development Center, Waisman Center and Department of Industrial Engineering.