ERIC Number: ED297505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Braille, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Printers, Computer Software, Disabilities, Electronic Control, Input Output Devices, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers, Older Adults, Rehabilitation, Resources, Speech Synthesizers, Telecommunications
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
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.