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Computers, Technology, and Disability. [Update.] [microform]
Bib ID 5581145
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
13 p. 
Summary

This paper describes programs and resources that focus on access of postsecondary students with disabilities to computers and other forms of technology. Increased access to technological devices and services is provided to students with disabilities under the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act (Tech Act). Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended by P.L. 99-506, may also have an impact as it requires that electronic office equipment used by the federal government be usable by persons with disabilities and may increase accessibility in other markets as well. Special programs have been developed at several colleges and universities to provide computer access for individuals with disabilities. These programs train students in use of large print terminals, adaptive keyboards, computerized braillers, talking computers, and other aids to independence. Seven publications that discuss financial support for purchasing adaptive technology are described, along with two organizations offering financial support. Several resources that assist with accessing computer technology are also described, such as the inLarge screen enlarging program, the SpeechViewer II software and accessories package, the IBM PC User Group, the Unicorn Smart Keyboard, and a journal titled "Technology and Disability." (JDD)

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ERIC Note: The information in this paper is reprinted from back issues of "Information from HEATH" dating back to 1986, and was updated in the fall of 1994.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Access to Education.  |  Accessibility (for Disabled)  |  Assistive Devices (for Disabled)  |  College Programs.  |  College Students.  |  Computer Oriented Programs.  |  Computer Uses in Education.  |  Computers.  |  Disabilities.  |  Federal Legislation.  |  Financial Support.  |  Higher Education.  |  Information Technology.  |  Microcomputers.  |  Technology Related Assistance Individ Disabil Act
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center
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