ERIC Number: ED289081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Computers for the Disabled. Proceedings of the Discovery '83 Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 12-14, 1983).
Roehl, Janet E., Ed.
These proceedings provide 30 papers from a conference to highlight a frontier area in serving the disabled--microcomputers--which blends two disciplines, vocational rehabilitation and special education. Keynote addresses are "High Tech/High Touch: Making Good on the Promise" (Fenderson); "Curbcuts and Computers: Providing Access to Computers and Information Systems for Disabled Individuals" (Vanderheiden); and "The Person with Disability and the Benefits of the Microcomputers Revolution" (Shworles). Conference papers are "Computers: A Touchy Topic for the Handicapped and Nonhandicapped" (Battenberg); "But It Will Be Obsolete Tomorrow: Evaluating Ultimate Needs of Users vs. the Capabilities of Devices" (Behrmann, Lahm); "The Use of Computers in Rehabilitation Facilities" (Blakemore, McCray); "Microcomputers and Employment for the Disabled: The CHPI Experience" (Boyer); "Overuse of Sound Effects in a Microcomputer Program and Its Impact on the Performance of Students with Learning Disabilities" (Chiang); "Computers in Rehabilitation: Another Way" (Cole); "Computers for the Disabled: A Contradiction in Terms?" (DeWitt); "Adapting Computer Equipment for Handicapped Children: A Review of Current Strategies and a Report of a Project" (Desch); "Integrating CAI with Traditional Instruction in the Elementary Classrooms" (Farrell); "Direct Optical Headpointing Input to Standard Computers Using a TV Screen Based Keyboard" (Gunderson, Vanderheiden); "A Coordinated System Approach" (Hallett); "Operations and Specifications of the Lip-Reader Trainer" (Hight); and"Braille-Edit: A Versatile Tool for the Blind and Sighted" (Holladay); "An Electronic Blackboard for a Blind Teacher" (Holladay); "Speech Recognition for Inter-human and Human-Machine Communications" (Horn); "High Technology and the Handicapped: Vocational Implications" (Leneway); "Helen Keller, Me, and You" (Mann); "Using the Computer in the Special Education Classroom: The Possibilities and the Courseware" (Manning); "The Center for Independent Living of Greater Bridgeport: Computerized Coordinated Service Center" (Martin); "Tactile Graphics Display" (Maure); "VersaBraille Applications in Education" (Moore); "Applications of Microcomputer Technology in a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center" (Rizer); "The Connecticut Special Education Microcomputer Software Evaluation Project" (Rucker, Archambault); "The Executive Secretary Word Processing System: An Aid to Those Servicing the Disabled" (Seaton); "A Voiced Controlled Personal Computer System with Word Processing Capabilities for the Severely Physically Handicapped" (Serota); "Vocational Education Curriculum Adaptation to Appropriate Language Level" (Simon, Adolphson); and "Logo: LD Students Explore Their Intellectual Potential with a Computer" (Sopp). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Conference Proceedings, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Special Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development Center, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.