ERIC Number: ED281325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Critical Review of the State of Art of High Tech Communication Aids--1984.
Brady, Mary E.
The paper details the current state of the art in applying technology to communication with the disabled. Noted is the increased application of modularity to hardware design allowing upgrading as improvements become available. After definitions of such key terms as "conversation,""control," and "computer access," the paper looks at components of aid systems including the physical interface, the selection technique, acceleration techniques, output forms, and the underlying processes involved in communication and control activities. Specifically critiqued are aid systems in the area of voice output, synthetic speech for telephone communication, visual displays accompanying voice output devices, and computer access and control. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computers, Disabilities, Electronic Equipment, Engineering, Input Output Devices
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Note: A product of the Research and Development Center on Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals. Paper presented at the Discovery '84: Technology for Disabled Persons Conference (Chicago, IL, October 1-2, 1984) under the title "The State of the Art of High Tech Aids."