ERIC Number: ED315991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-19
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Guide for Persons with Vision Impairments.
IBM, Atlanta, GA. National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities.
The resource guide identifies products which assist visually impaired individuals in accessing IBM (International Business Machine) Personal Computers or the IBM Personal System/2 family of products. An introduction provides a general overview of ways computers can help persons with visual handicaps. The document then provides descriptions of about 300 products arranged alphabetically within the following categories: enlarged output; braille; audio output (screen reading, speech synthesizer, other audio output, IBM Personal System/2 Screen reader and related synthesizers); optical readers; alternatives to printed documentation; and word processing. Product information includes the manufacture name and a description. A separate section lists approximately 400 agencies and associations which provide such services as acting as an information clearing house, legislative monitoring, peer counseling, and sponsoring conferences, workshops and seminars. Agencies are listed alphabetically by city within each state. Also listed by state are about 150 additional resources providing such services as special education, rehabilitation, recordings, and computer training. An index is provided for products, support groups and vendors. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agencies, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Blindness, Braille, Computer Software, Input Output Devices, Large Type Materials, Low Vision Aids, Microcomputers, Optical Scanners, Organizations (Groups), Partial Vision, Rehabilitation, Sensory Aids, Special Education, Speech Synthesizers, Visual Impairments, Word Processing
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: IBM, Atlanta, GA. National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities.