ERIC Number: ED070226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Study of Man-Machine Communications Systems for Disabled Persons (The Handicapped). Volume VII. Final Report.
Teaching instructions, lesson plans, and exercises are provided for severely physically and/or neurologically handicapped persons learning to use the Cybertype electric writing machine with a tongue-body keyboard. The keyboard, which has eight double-throw toggle switches and a three-position state-selector switch, is designed to be used by persons who are paralyzed from the neck down but who have control of their tongue and one other body part (finger, knee, foot, elbow). The various keying positions used are identified, and 17 lesson plans are detailed for teaching the student how to write letters, numbers, and punctuation symbols and perform other typewriter functions. The majority of the instruction manual consists of supplementary instructional materials (typing exercises, practice sentences, language building exercises). Special supplementary exercises for older students are also included. (See also EC 030 060, EC 050 266-050 269.) (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.