ERIC Number: ED324849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing Impairments. Tech Use Guide: Using Computer Technology.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.
One of nine brief guides for special educators on using computer technology, this guide focuses on advances in electronic aids, computers, telecommunications, and videodiscs to assist students with hearing impairments. Electronic aids include hearing aids, telephone devices for the deaf, teletypes, closed captioning systems for television, and remote signal devices. The fact that most instructional software can be used by this population with only minor modifications is noted and mention is made of various types of special instructional software to teach lip reading, signing, finger spelling, and vocalization. Word processing is recommended to improve written communication skills. The use of telecommunications is suggested to learn with and about students in distant places as well as to practice communication skills. Finally, combining videodisc technology and computer access can provide interactive instruction tailored to meet the learning needs of a student with hearing impairments. Lists of five readings, seven organizational or network resources, four periodicals, six software resources, and six hardware vendors conclude the guide. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.
Note: For related documents, see EC 232 187-195.