ERIC Number: ED283307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Disabled and Elderly Individuals. ResourceBook 3: Software and Hardware. Rehab/Education Technology ResourceBook Series.
Brandenburg, Sara A., Ed.; Vanderheiden, Gregg C., Ed.
One of a series of three resource guides concerned with communication, control, and computer access for the disabled or the elderly, the book focuses on hardware and software. The guide's 13 chapters each cover products with the same primary function. Cross reference indexes allow access to listings of products by function, input/output feature,and computer model. Switches are listed separately by input/output features. Typically provided for each product are usually an illustration, the product name, vendor, size, weight, power source, connector type, cost, and a description. Part I, "Computer Adaptations," presents the following types of items: modifications for standard keyboards; alternate inputs usable with all software; input devices usable with only some software; input adapters for computers; alternate display systems usable with all software; Braille printers and tactile display components; speech synthesizers; and other software and hardware adaptations. Part II, "Application Software for Special Ed and Rehab," includes software for administration and management; assessment; education, training, and therapy; recreation; and personal tools or aids. Appendixes include a list of additional sources of information, a glossary, addresses of manufacturers listed with their products, and an alphabetical listing of all products in the 3-book series. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Braille, Computer Software, Computers, Disabilities, Electronic Equipment, Input Output Devices, Older Adults, Tactile Adaptation
Trace Research and Development Center, S-151 Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
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. For ResourceBooks 1 and 2, see EC 192 417-418.