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ERIC Number: EJ815237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
The Digital Social Interactions of Students with Visual Impairments: Findings from Two National Surveys
Kelly, Stacy M.; Smith, Thomas J.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v102 n9 p528-539 Sep 2008
This study compared the use of computers and telephones by preadolescent and adolescent students with visual impairments and those with other disabilities using data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2. It found that both groups of students with visual impairments used computers and received telephone calls significantly less often than did students in some other disability groups. The implications of these findings for the isolation of students with visual impairments and training in assistive technology are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A