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ERIC Number: ED342544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-19
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Maine CITE: Technology Collaboration through Distance Learning.
Stockford, David Noble; And Others
This paper describes the Maine Consumer Information and Technology Training Exchange (Maine CITE) project designed to increase the availability and use of assistive-technology to Maine people with disabilities. Maine CITE is a 3-year project supported by the Maine Department of Education, Division of Special Education, with a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education. The Maine CITE project staff worked cooperatively with the staff of the University of Maine at Augusta to produce programs for school-age children with disabilities for broadcast over the interactive television system (ITV). The nine ITV sites used by Maine CITE are video and audio interactive, meaning all participants can see and hear one another. Videotapes were developed from tapes of most live ITV programs for later broadcast on cable stations and for organizational use. These videotapes helped reach the disabled and the general public. Three of Maine CITE's programs were operated in collaboration with the Maine Parent Federation/Special-Needs Parent Information Network (SPIN). These programs allowed parents and children to become familiar with the interactive television systems and learn about recent technology and available toys and recreational devices. In its first year approximately 1,400 people participated in the 10 programs presented by Maine CITE. The participants found the ITV model to be an effective delivery system for accessing new information. A table is included representing the kinds of programs developed for various audiences. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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