ERIC Number: ED391288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Trace ResourceBook: Assistive Technologies for Communication, Control & Computer Access. 1996-97 Edition.
Borden, Peter A., Ed.; And Others
This resource book lists approximately 1,500 products designed specifically for the needs of people with disabilities. Typically, each product is pictured; basic information is provided including manufacturer name, product cost, size, and weight; and the product is briefly described. The book's four sections each describe products designed for certain purposes. Part 1 covers communication aids, including speech aids, pointing and typing aids, training and communication initiation aids, non-electronic communication aids, electronic communication and writing aids, mounting systems, and telecommunication devices for the deaf. Part 2 covers switches and environmental controls. Part 3 focuses on computer adaptations, including modifications for standard keyboards and mice, alternate inputs, input adapters for computers, voice-output screen readers and reading machines, magnification products for computer displays, braille and tactile output systems, speech synthesizers, and other software and hardware adaptations. Part 4 describes application software for special education and rehabilitation, including training and therapy software, adaptive educational software, and personal tool and aid software. Six indexes list products by their functions, by their input and output features, by computer, by manufacturer, and by name. A listing of manufacturer addresses is also provided. Appendices provide lists of other resources such as books and pamphlets, disability resources on the Internet, software resources, computer assessment and training programs, organizations and self-help groups, and service centers for augmentative communication and computer access. A glossary is also appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Interfaces, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Disabilities, Equipment, Input Output Devices, Low Vision Aids, Microcomputers, Mobility Aids, Prostheses, Rehabilitation, Sensory Aids, Technology
Trace Research & Development Center, S-151 Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 ($50).
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.