ERIC Number: ED456582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Multimedia Materials, Notetaking, Spelling, User Friendly Interface
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A