Information Access and Adaptive Technology

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This practical new guide is designed to help school officials put students and staff with learning disabilities on a "level playing field" with everone else, in computer labs, in libraries, and in classrooms. Rather than merely focusing on specific types of hardware and software, the authors discuss how to set up the infrastructure necessary to provide technology and support. They cover computer access issues, as well as the use of computer-based compensatory tools- speical adaptive technology designed to enable ...

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This practical new guide is designed to help school officials put students and staff with learning disabilities on a "level playing field" with everone else, in computer labs, in libraries, and in classrooms. Rather than merely focusing on specific types of hardware and software, the authors discuss how to set up the infrastructure necessary to provide technology and support. They cover computer access issues, as well as the use of computer-based compensatory tools- speical adaptive technology designed to enable individuals with disabilities to participate more independently in the academic environment. This book will serve as an excellent guide for college and university administrators, computer lab staff, librarians, disabled student services staff and faculty members.

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...is a most welcome addition to the small list of books librarians can use as resources in this area. Librarians will be interested in this book as a planning and information aid to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The clear, step-by-step organization would lend itself to use by any type of planner in any organization. I would highly recommend this book to all law school and academic libraries. All in all, this is an excellent guide for any workplace. Provides practical guidance to implement, staff, and maintain adaptive computing labs and workstations. This 1997, 216-page hardcover is must reading for administrators, educators and librarians.
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An aid to help school officials put students and staff with disabilities on an equal footing with everyone else in computer labs, libraries, and classrooms. Covers computer access issues and the use of computer-based compensatory tools. Rather than focusing on specific types of hardware and software, explains how to set up the infrastructure necessary to provide technology and support. Also lists newsletters, organizations, and other resources. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780897749923
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/10/1997
  • Series: American Council on Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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CARMELA CUNNINGHAM is a writer who has spent the last seven years researching and writing about adaptive computing technology and information access for people with disabilities. NORMAN COOMBS, Ph.D., is a retired professor of history, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.

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Table of Contents

1 Foreward 2 Preface 3 Acknowledgements 4 Introduction 5 Higher Education's Obligations to People with Disabilities 6 The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 7 Planning an Adaptive Computing Program 8 Implementing an Adaptive Computing Program 9 Creating Accessible Workstations and Facilities 10 Scope and Limits of Supporting Students with Disabilities 11 Technology and Techniques 12 Matching People and Technology 13 Issues in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 14 Creating Accessible Libraries 15 The Information Highway and the Information Hungry 16 Sensitivity and So Much More 17 Appendices 18 Bibliography

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