ERIC Number: ED310591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Special Education Software Center. Final Report.
This report describes the 3 years of operation of the Special Education Software Center (Menlo Park, California), implemented with federal funding by SRI International, LINC Resources Inc., and the Council for Exceptional Children. The report describes activities of the Center and portrays, from the patterns of information requests received by the Center, the software information needs of the special education community. Following an introductory section, Section II provides a brief background on technology and the handicapped, and describes the federal government's role in supporting the use of technology in special education. Section III presents the approach used in setting up the Center, describing the Center's overall design, development, and electronic network support; the section also discusses Center services, including technical assistance, software information, conferences, and assistance to the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. Section IV examines the Center's success in increasing the quantity and quality of microcomputer software applicable to special education and also in increasing its accessibility. A final section outlines lessons learned and recommendations. Notes, a bibliography, and exhibits are appended to the report. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.