ERIC Number: ED339145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Alternate Keyboards: Technology User in the Classroom.
This booklet provides information about access to computers through alternate keyboards used by students who have physical impairments. Part 1 describes a typical technology team and the alternate keyboard selection process. Part 2 discusses the practical aspects of everyday teaching and living with an alternate keyboard user and includes suggestions on the following topics: information needed about the device and the student, strategies for enhancing students' independence, and implementation of alternate keyboards in the classroom curriculum or in the home. Part 3 discusses how to prevent problems and includes a troubleshooting checklist. Appendices include descriptions of alternate computer keyboards, such as miniature keyboards, touch screens, and augmentative communication devices; a glossary of terms; and a list of resource materials and addresses of information sources. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.
Identifiers: Alternate Keyboards