ERIC Number: ED381920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Software and Adaptive Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities.
Payne, Mario D.; Sachs, Rose
Technological solutions have enabled postsecondary students with learning disabilities to compete equally with nondisabled peers in the educational environment. Such solutions have included a variety of educational software, word processing applications, and adaptive technology. Educational software has many benefits over more traditional skill-building methods as it provides needed repetition in a nonjudgmental forum, immediate feedback, and multisensory learning. Word processing software reduces difficulties of writing by hand and can help in the revision process. Adaptive technology involves alterations to make technology possible or easier for individuals not previously afforded access. Selected examples of how campuses are providing computer access, which is mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, are described. These campuses include University of Nebraska-Lincoln, California State University-Northridge, Nassau Community College (New York), and Montgomery Community College (Maryland). A list of 14 organizational resources is presented. (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Students, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Input Output Devices, Learning Disabilities, Technological Advancement, Word Processing
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.