ERIC Number: ED289313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Non-Conversational Communication Technology Needs of Individuals with Handicaps.
Vanderheiden, Gregg C.
Rehabilitation World, v7 n2 p8-12 Sum 1983
The paper explores the spectrum of communication needs of physically handicapped individuals, focusing on six basic areas: (1) conversation, (2) messaging, (3) portable writing needs, (4) workstation writing, (5) access to computers and information processing equipment, and (6) access to controls and control panels needed for daily living or employment. The strengths and weaknesses of current technology in meeting individuals' needs in each of these areas are examined. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Disorders, Individual Needs, Information Processing, Interpersonal Communication, Physical Disabilities, Technology, Writing Difficulties
Trace Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 ($0.70).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Note: A product of the Trace Research and Development Center on Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals. For related documents, see EC 201 271-280.