ERIC Number: ED481296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together: Computers and People with Learning Disabilities.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
This brief paper considers ways in which people with learning disabilities can benefit from both mainstream and specialized computer hardware and software. First, definitions are provided of terminology, including terms such as dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, non-verbal learning disorder, and dyslexia. Discussion of the role of assistive technology in accommodating learning disabilities precedes explanations of specific computing tools. These include word processors, reading systems, concept mapping software, phonetic spelling programs, word prediction programs, speech recognition programs, organizational software, personal information managers, and talking calculators. The value of low tech tools (such as post-it notes and highlighter pens) is also noted. The paper also lists contact and other information resources associated with Project DO-IT at the University of Washington. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computers, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities
DO-IT, Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology, University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Tel: 206-685-DOIT (Voice/TTY); Fax: 206-221-4171; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.washington.edu/doit. For full text: http://www.washington.edu/doit.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) program is also funded by the State of Washington.