ERIC Number: ED419310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Students with Disabilities and Assistive Technology: A Desk Reference Guide.
Thompson, Anne R.; Bethea, Leslie L.; Rizer, Harry F.; Hutto, Melanie D.
This resource guide is designed to provide a quick reference for professionals in education and employment who work with students with disabilities. The guide suggests ways that assistive technology may improve and expand the academic career and employment opportunities of students with disabilities. Specific assistive technology solutions are provided for disabilities relating to blindness/visual impairments, deafness/hearing impairments, learning disabilities/attention deficit disorders, orthopedic/mobility impairments, speech and language disorders, and epilepsy. A list of different types of specialists who may provide technology-related information, referrals, and/or sources of devices and equipment is included and cross-coded for each type of disability. A resource section provides state Tech Act contacts, and a check list provides a guide for services that can be included in the development of a career portfolio. The guide ends with a glossary of relevant terms. (CR)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attention Deficit Disorders, Check Lists, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairments, Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Specialists, Speech Impairments, Visual Impairments, Work Environment
Project START, P.O. Box 1698, Jackson, MS 39215; phone: 601-987-4872.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, Jackson.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State.