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Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology. – 1989
One of nine brief guides for special educators on using computer technology, this guide is specifically directed to special education teachers and encourages them to become critical consumers of technology to ensure its most effective use. Brief descriptions of the various uses of the computer in the school setting--as an instructional tool, as an…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
Lin, Chi-Hui; Schmidt, Kathy J. – Educational Technology, 1993
Discussion of computer input devices focuses on the keyboard, mouse, and touchscreen. Related research is reviewed concerning user preference and performance; advantages and disadvantages of each device are described; guidelines for selection are discussed; and suggestions for future research are offered. (19 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Guidelines, Input Output Devices, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Heiner, Donna – 1991
This booklet provides information about access to computers through alternate keyboards used by students who have physical impairments. Part 1 describes a typical technology team and the alternate keyboard selection process. Part 2 discusses the practical aspects of everyday teaching and living with an alternate keyboard user and includes…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Evaluation, Input Output Devices
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Sicoli, Thomas R. – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1991
Using manual, hardware, and software adaptations, teachers are able to use computer-based educational programing with learning-disabled students who have physical handicaps. This paper describes such technology as keyguards, alternative keyboards, scanning systems, switches, and spelling and grammar checkers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center. – 1987
A microcomputer can be used in many different ways to assist people with disabilities. A computer's usefulness for a given individual is determined by the computer applications that are needed and by the specific problems the disability presents. In general, there are currently three ways that people with disabilities can use a microcomputer: (1)…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center. – 1987
Severely physically disabled children may need special communication techniques or aids to help them in conversation/interaction and writing. An individual with speech problems may need an augmentative communication system, and selection of the right system, whether non-electronic or electronic, can be a complex process. To assist in the task of…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Disorders, Communication (Thought Transfer)