Information Access and Adaptive Technology

Information Access and Adaptive Technology

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Information Access and Adaptive Technology by Carmela Cunningham, Norman Coombs

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897749923
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/10/1997
Series: American Council on Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

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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