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ERIC Number: ED324890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Focus on Special People Using Technology...Project TAARK.
Arkansas Univ., Little Rock.; Association for Retarded Citizens of Arkansas.
The newsletter presents short vignettes describing persons of different ages and disabilities, with emphasis on the technologies each person uses to cope with daily challenges. Vignettes describe a Down Syndrome 6-year-old whose learning is helped by computer access; a cerebral palsied adult whose head-controlled power wheelchair, dowel stick, electric feeder, and telephone speakerphone give him a degree of independence; an older deaf adult for whom lights, a telecommunication device, and a television decoder provide important links with other people; a high school student with severe hearing loss who is able to attend regular classes due to his hearing aid and auditory trainer; a blind adult who makes maximum use of a computer with speech synthesizer and a Braillewriter; and a physically disabled adult who uses a wheelchair to increase mobility and uses computers for work and recreation. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: Arkansas Governor's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Little Rock.; Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. University-Affiliated Program.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Little Rock.; Association for Retarded Citizens of Arkansas.