ERIC Number: ED297503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Trace Authored Papers from the Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology (10th, San Jose, California, 1987).
Lee, Charles C.; And Others
Three conference papers on rehabilitation technology, authored by staff members of the Trace Research and Development Center, form this collection. The first, "Keyboard Equivalent for Mouse Input" by Charles Lee and Gregg Vanderheiden, describes implementation of a keyboard mouse input device using the numeric keypad. The paper discusses experimentation with such features as smooth point motion, single pixel motion, and adjustable speed and acceleration of the pointer. The second paper, "Using the Occupational Therapy Comprehensive Functional Assessment (OTCFA) To Evaluate the Efficacy of Technological Intervention in Rehabilitation" by Roger Smith, reviews the historical development of rehabilitation assessments. It describes the introduction of a tool to integrate various aspects of functional assessment and provide a standard, comprehensive method for assessing the overall performance of an individual, including the technological equipment and environmental factors contributing to performance. The final paper, "Features To Increase the Accessibility of Computers by Persons with Disabilities: Report from the Industry/Government Task Force" by Gregg Vanderheiden, Charles Lee, and Lawrence Scadden, discusses the Task Force's efforts to identify difficulties faced by disabled persons in the use of standard computers, possible approaches for reducing the difficulties, and current microcomputer features which facilitate use by disabled persons. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Terminals, Disabilities, Electromechanical Technology, Input Output Devices, Intervention, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers, Needs Assessment, Occupational Therapy, Performance Factors, Program Effectiveness, Vocational Rehabilitation
Trace Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
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. Small print may affect readability.