ERIC Number: ED396465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Computers, Technology, and People with Disabilities.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.; Equal Access to Software and Information.
This brochure presents an overview of adaptive computing technology and how it can help people with disabilities participate more fully in society. It defines key terms (such as "disability" and "access barriers") and briefly summarizes provisions of major laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Technology-Related Assistance Act, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It then describes typical functional limitations of people with specific disabilities and suggests how adaptive computing technology can be useful. Examples cover the areas of visual impairments, speech impairments, mobility impairments, hearing impairments, and learning disability. The guide concludes with a list of resources for accessing electronic information and possible funding sources. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Microcomputers
HEATH Resource Center, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-1193.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.; Equal Access to Software and Information.