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ERIC Number: ED297505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 385
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-945459-00-9
Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Disabled and Elderly Individuals. ResourceBook 4: Update to Books 1, 2, and 3.
Borden, Peter A., Ed.; Vanderheiden, Gregg C., Ed.
This update to the three-volume first edition of the "Rehab/Education ResourceBook Series" describes special software and products pertaining to communication, control, and computer access, designed specifically for the needs of disabled and elderly people. The 22 chapters cover: speech aids; pointing and typing aids; training and communication initiation aids; non-electronic communication aids; electronic communication and writing aids; telecommunication devices for the deaf; switches and controls; environmental controls; call, monitoring, and memory systems; 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; administration and management software; assessment software; education, training, and therapy software; recreation software; and personal tools or aids. Each entry lists the product and vendor's name, computers for which the product is available, a photograph (if available), and a short description. Appendix A lists other resources, such as computer assessment and training programs, newsletters, publications, service centers, etc., and Appendix B contains a glossary. (JDD)
Trace Research and Development Center, S-151 Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 ($18.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Note: A product of the Research and Development Center on Communications, Control, and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals. For ResourceBooks 1-3, see ED 283 305-307.