ERIC Number: ED254047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Computers for the Disabled. Conference Papers: Discovery '83 (Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 12-14, 1983).
Roehl, Janet E., Ed.
Thirty presentations are included from a 1983 conference on computers for the disabled. The conference blended viewpoints from vocational rehabilitation and special education. The first section presents three keynote addresses: "High Tech/High Touch: Making Good on the Promise" (D. A. Fenderson); "Curbcuts and Computers: Providing Access to Computers and Information Systems for Disabled Individuals" (G. C. Vanderheiden); "The Person with Disability and the Benefits of the Microcomputer Revolution" (T. Shworles). The second section is composed of papers on such topics as the use of computers in rehabilitation facilities, adaptation of computer equipment for handicapped children, the lip-reader trainer, an electronic blackboard for a blind teacher, a computerized system at an independent living center, a voiced personal computer system with word processing capabilities for the severely physically handicapped, and use of LOGO by learning disabled students. (CL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Education, Vocational Education
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, Materials Development Center, Menomonie, WI 54751 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.
Note: The Office of Continuing Education and School of Education and Human Services were also involved in the development of this document.