ERIC Number: ED341182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Touch the Future: Discovering Abilities through Technology for Living, Learning, Working and Playing. Southeast Regional Conference (3rd, Atlanta, Georgia, April 10-12, 1991).
Georgia State Dept. of Human Resources, Atlanta. Div. of Rehabilitation Services.
This packet of materials was originally intended for participants in a 1991 conference on assistive technology for the disabled. After a detailed listing of the conference schedule, individual sections provide abstracts, biographical sketches, and summaries concerning the following conference topics: blending, computer labs, family, grants and funding, interactive labs, learning, living, playing, and working. Also briefly described are posters presented at the conference, the video theater, and exhibitor displays. Among topics covered are: computer programs for the traumatically brain injured, resources for employment, impact of developmental disability on a family, developing conversational interaction with the "Unicorn Board", the Alliance in Technology Access resource network, seating and mobility, supported employment and assistive technology for the severely disabled, curriculum based computerized measurement, low vision aids, the Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act, setting up an Assistive Technology Demonstration Center, telecommunication in special education, the Kurzweil Personal Reader, technology and the aging, adventure programming for the physically disabled, computer access for the visually impaired, portable electronic writing aids, augmentative communication, funding, and adapted bikes. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Financial Support, Independent Living, Linking Agents, Play, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Human Resources, Atlanta. Div. of Rehabilitation Services.