ERIC Number: ED070224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Study of Man-Machine Communications Systems for Disabled Persons (The Handicapped). Volume V. Final Report.
Instructions are given for teaching severely physically and/or neurologically handicapped students to use the 14-key Cybertype man-machine communications system, an electric writing machine with a simplified keyboard to enable persons with limited motor ability or coordination to communicate in written form. Explained are the various possible configurations of Cybertype interfaces or keyboards, and the codes which identify the letters, symbols, and typewriter functions of the different keying positions. A set of 15 lessons for Cybertype instruction are presented, together with training exercises, tests, and supplementary instructional materials (practice exercises to augment the regular lesson plans). Typewriting exercises include practice in such activities as copying of commonly used words and sentences emphasizing certain letters, creative writing, language building, numbers and math symbols, and integrating letters, punctuation, and numerals. (See also EC 030 060, EC 050 266-050 267, EC 050 269-050 270.) (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cybernetics Research Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.