ERIC Number: ED315992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-23
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Guide for Persons with Speech or Language Impairments.
IBM, Atlanta, GA. National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities.
The resource guide identifies products which assist speech or language 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 speech or language handicaps. The document then provides descriptions of about 100 products arranged alphabetically within the following categories: therapy, cognitive skills, and electronic communication. More detailed descriptions are provided of IBM PC Augmented Phone Services and the IBM Personal System/2 Speech Viewer. Product information includes the manufacturer and a description. A separate section lists approximately 150 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 90 additional resources providing such services as special education, rehabilitation, and computer training. An index is provided for products, support groups and vendors. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agencies, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Braille, Communication Disorders, Computer Software, Input Output Devices, Language Handicaps, Large Type Materials, Microcomputers, Optical Scanners, Organizations (Groups), Rehabilitation, Sensory Aids, Special Education, Speech Handicaps, Speech Synthesizers, Word Processing
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: IBM, Atlanta, GA. National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities.