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ERIC Number: ED258405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-31
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Microelectronic Aids & Handicapped Children. An InterFuture Project Studying Applications of Microelectronic Aids in the Communication & Education of Severely Physically & Communicatively Handicapped Children.
Burns, William H., VI
The study examined three questions regarding severely physically and communicatively handicapped children: (1) who are involved in developing and disseminating microcomputer technology? (2) what innovations are being researched, developed, and implemented? and (3) how is microcomputer technology being implemented by educators, administrators, and students? The dissemination networks of governmental organizations, schools, and other organizations in Britain and the United States are described. Innovations in hardware and software are described in terms of alternative input devices and switch controls, educational programs and software development, and computers as communicators. Four specific problems are noted: lack of programmers/educators, lack of networking among professionals, lack of sufficient funding, and lack of quality hardware/software. The appendixes include a glossary; an extensive list of researchers and organizations, mainly British; additional charts and figures, including a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of using computers in the classroom; and an eight-page list of references. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A