ERIC Number: ED312838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Access in Higher Education for Students with Disabilities: A Practical Guide to the Selection and Use of Adapted Computer Technology. Second Edition.
Brown, Carl; And Others
The manual provides a review of trends in adapted computer technology as well as guidelines to the selection and use of computer technology in college programs serving disabled students. Changes in the second edition include a new section dealing with the computer access needs of the severely disabled, an enlarged product guide, a curriculum guide to development of courses in adapted computer technology, and the complete text of Section 508 of Public Law 99-506. An executive summary reviews the current state of adapted computer technology, its practicality in the educational and job environment, legal implications, and future trends. The first five chapters address specific access requirements for persons with visual disabilities, mild to moderate orthopedic disabilities, moderate to severe orthopedic disabilities, learning disabilities, and other disabilities. The remaining chapters have the following titles: "Profile of a High-Tech Center Director"; "Profiles of Disabled Persons Who Use Adapted Computer Technology"; "Funding the High-Tech Center"; "Computer Access, Disability and the Law"; "The Corporate Perspective"; and "Future Trends in Adapted Computer Technology." Appendixes provide a product guide to adapted computer hardware and software and an adapted computer technologies curriculum. A brochure describing the High-Tech Center for the Disabled of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office is also included. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. High-Tech Center for the Disabled.