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Computer Access for Disabled Individuals “The Computer as an Educational Tool: Productivity and Problem Solving” ©Richard C. Forcier and Don E. Descy
Equal Access to Information Americans with Disabilities Act Americans with Disabilities Act Assistive technology devices Assistive technology devices Assistive technology services Assistive technology services Reasonable accommodation Reasonable accommodation
Who uses assistive technology? Students Students Teachers and librarians Teachers and librarians Adults Adults Senior citizens Senior citizens
Diversity in Adaptive Technology (1) Adaptations for visual impairments Adaptations for visual impairments Screen magnification Screen magnification Large print keys Large print keys Well-lit environment Well-lit environment Adaptations for the Blind Adaptations for the Blind
Diversity in Adaptive Technology (2) Adaptations for mobility impaired Adaptations for mobility impaired Physical access to workstations Physical access to workstations Keyboard alternatives Keyboard alternatives Mouse alternatives Mouse alternatives Speech recognition Speech recognition
Diversity in Adaptive Technology (3) Adaptations to hearing impairment Adaptations to hearing impairment Workstation placement Workstation placement Headphones available Headphones available Translation of sounds to displays Translation of sounds to displays
Adaptations for Learning Disabilities Web page and software standards Web page and software standards Low distraction/headphones Low distraction/headphones Text highlighting, spell check Text highlighting, spell check Predictive text Predictive text Outlining and mind mapping Outlining and mind mapping
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