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Walters, Lilly – 2000
This paper discusses how students with disabilities can learn to keyboard using one hand. It lists keyboarding choices for those with a hand disability, including learning the one-hand method on the standard keyboard, changing the keyboard over to a One Hand Dvoark, buying a one hand keyboard, and using an alternative to typing, such as voice…
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Design Requirements
Reed, Penny; Bowser, Gayl – 1991
This guide defines assistive technology as specialized hardware and software equipment used by students with disabilities to increase their ability to participate in tasks of learning and daily living and function as independently as possible. Types of assistive technology are listed, and information resources about assistive technology are noted.…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Elementary Secondary Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disabilities
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
Burton, Mallory – 1997
This paper describes different products to assist students who are only able to use one hand while typing. Information is provided on: (1) access features in Macintosh and Windows95, including Easy Access (Mac) and Accessibility Options (Win95) which allow the user to press a key such as the shift key and subsequently press the letter to be…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children
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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
Washington Univ., Seattle. – 1994
This brochure describes the different types of barriers individuals with mobility impairments, blindness, low vision, hearing impairments, and specific learning disabilities face in providing computer input, interpreting output, and reading documentation. The adaptive hardware and software that has been developed to provide functional alternatives…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Braille
Clinton, Janeen S.; Laverty, Linda – 1990
The first section of this packet consists of worksheets, exercises, software descriptions and "best practices" guidelines for teachers of students with disabilities. The second section reports on findings of a 1989 task force on transition procedures for mainstreaming of the physically impaired, including procedures for referral,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software Selection
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)