ERIC Number: ED246611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Independence for the Visually Handicapped through Technology.
Visually handicapped students (10-19 years old) at the Nebraska School for the Visually Handicapped receive training on computer equipment for word processing, computer literacy, programming, and computer assisted instruction. Hardware and software used in the program include the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the VersaBraille system, Total Talk, and Braille-Edit. Eight levels of utilization are being developed: tutorial, computer literacy, prevocational education, personal use application, programming, career planning, word processing, and administration. Among the criteria affecting success in the computer technology program are knowledge of the keyboard and development of listening skills. Student case studies illustrate the program's success. Components of the program are outlined, equipment used in the program is listed, and the names and addresses of resources are provided. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).