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ERIC Number: ED456582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 26
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Zap 'Em with Assistive Technology: Notetaking, Modified Materials, Assistive Writing Tools, References, Organizational Tools, Cognitive Assistance, Adapted Access.
Lahm, Elizabeth A.; Morrissette, Sandra K.
This collection of materials describes different types of computer applications and software that can help students with disabilities. It contains information on: (1) Easy Access, a feature of the systems software on every Macintosh computer that allows use of the keypad instead of the mouse, options for slow keys, and options for sticky keys; (2) CloseView, a software program that magnifies the screen display from 2 to 16 times; (3) the Laser PC4 laptop, a diskless laptop computer containing 2 megabytes of built-in programs and 128K of RAM to store all created files; (4) AlphaSmart, an inexpensive keyboard that allows students to enter and edit text and then transfer it to a Macintosh computer for formatting and printing; (5) six different types of word prediction software; (6) assistive technology for notetaking; (7) how portable keyboards help students; (8) writing tools; (9) word prediction word processing; (10) software tools to assist spelling, grammar, and outlining; (11) talking word processors; (12) multimedia software; (13) cognitive assistance; (14) instructional software; and (15) computer software for developing future skills. A list of resources for obtaining referenced tools is provided. (CR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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