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Heiner, Donna; Ensign, Arselia S., Ed. – 1989
This pamphlet provides information on selection of a personal computer system for individuals with physical disabilities. It is directed toward adults or young adults who need to access such application programs as word processing, database management, and spreadsheets for higher education or vocational purposes. Following a brief description of…
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Peripherals, Computer System Design
McMakin, Matt; Parry, James Kibo – New Media, 1998
CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) is the latest advance in compact disc technology, permitting the erasure and reuse of space up to 1,000 times at a slightly higher cost than CD-Recordable (CD-R). This article reviews and rates twelve CD-RW drives and highlights packet-writing software that allows files to be recorded a few at a time by dropping them onto the…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Equipment Evaluation, Merchandise Information
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Bitter, Gary G.; Gerson, Charles W., Jr. – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Discusses hardware requirements, functions, and applications of five information processing and desktop publishing software packages for the Macintosh: HyperCard, PageMaker, Cricket Presents, Power Point, and Adobe illustrator. Benefits of these programs for schools are considered. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Desktop Publishing
D'Ignazio, Fred – Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Discussed are products and activities which can be used in a multimedia computer setting. Highlighted are the use of video cameras, video digitizers, and video overlays. Examples of how this technology can be used by students are described. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software
Smith, Russell – MultiMedia Schools, 1996
Discusses the need to back up computer files, and describes the technological evolution of back-up methods. Reviews tape drive and external hard drive back-up products offered by computer companies and presents back-up strategies to use with all back-up methods. A sidebar lists information on the reviewed products. (JMV)
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Storage Devices, Data, Magnetic Tapes
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Ford, Patrick – CD-ROM Professional, 1992
Describes Microsoft's Windows with Multimedia Extensions Software for the IBM PC. Topics addressed include hardware and software requirements, enhancements to the standard Windows environment, computing standards utilized, how Multimedia Extensions interacts with applications and devices, extensibility and ease of use, and CD-ROM performance…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Hypermedia, Microcomputers
Computers in Libraries, 1993
This special section includes two articles that review products and services for the automated library environment. Highlights include ergonomic products; products for visually, hearing-, and speech-impaired users; analog film recorders; computer filters; document imaging systems; electric filing systems; and printers. A list of vendors is…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Printers, Computer Software, Hearing Impairments
Roth, Cliff – NewMedia, 1995
Discusses using high-speed modems to access the Internet. Examines internal and external modems, data speeds, compression and error reduction, faxing and voice capabilities, and software features. Considers ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) as the future replacement of high-speed modems. Sidebars present high-speed modem product…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Facsimile Transmission
Sammons, Martha C. – 1996
This handbook is designed to provide guidance for someone who wants to create portable multimedia presentations with notebook computers and related technologies. The first section offers technological overviews to help assess needs for: (1) portable computers; (2) software; (3) projection equipment; (4) peripherals; (5) portable storage; (6)…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software