ERIC Number: ED363079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Trace ResourceBook: Assistive Technologies for Communication, Control and Computer Access, 1993-94 Edition.
Borden, Peter A.; And Others
This volume lists and describes products pertaining to assistive and rehabilitative technologies in the areas of communication, control, and computer access, as well as special software. Part 1, covering communication for individuals with disabilities, includes products designed as aids to both electronic and nonelectronic communication. It includes aids that supplement speech or replace speech, as well as products that help with the process of nonspeech communication. Part 2, covering the area of control, includes special switches plus environmental controls and calling devices. Part 3 lists products which provide disabled people with access to computers, such as keyboard modifications, alternate inputs, input adapters, alternate display systems, braille printers, and speech synthesizers. Part 4 describes special software written specifically for the needs of people with disabilities and professionals who work with them, addressing the areas of administration and management, assessment, education and training, recreation, and personal tools. For each product, information provided includes vendor's name, basic facts, a photograph (if available and relevant), and a short description of the product's functions and capabilities. Several indexes list products by their functions, input and output features, computer, and manufacturer. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Software, Computers, Disabilities, Electronic Equipment, Input Output Devices, Microcomputers, Rehabilitation, Technology
Trace Research and Development Center, S-151 Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705 ($40).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.; RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Washington, DC.