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ERIC Number: ED254016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Micro Application for the Multiply Handicapped in a Public School Setting.
Ollie, Phyllis A.; Ryder, Ramela
The paper discusses ways in which the Apple II plus and Apple IIe computers can be adapted to become highly effective tools in the education of the physically/multiply handicapped student. The role of word processing programs as communication aids, alternative input and output devices, and innovative software programs is examined. Among the adaptions and modifications considered are commercially available adaptive switches that make it possible to use a simple switch to run adapted software. The computer keyborad is needed only for some initial set-up performed by an instructor or aide. The procedures for selecting the appropriate switches to maximize independence are described, and ways in which the configurations of hardware can be tested, adjusted, and re-assessed by non-engineering staff persons are described. Training the individual to use the switch with maximum efficiency is then considered, along with new developments in the accessibility of software. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A