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Adaptive Technology for Special Human Needs
Adaptive Technology for Special Human Needs
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Arlene Brett - Author
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. - Author
SUNY Series in Computers in Education
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Hardcover - 176 pages
Release Date: May 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2307-7
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2307-3

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Paperback - 176 pages
Release Date: May 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2308-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2308-0

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This book provides an overview of the use of computers to assist individuals who have disabilities. The book provides the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the possibilities and limitations inherent in the emerging field of Adaptive Technology.

Besides providing a general overview of how computers can augment the functions of individuals both physically and mentally, the book goes on to describe in detail currently available hardware and software systems. It features case studies of physically and developmentally challenged individuals using Adaptive Technology to assist them in their education, as well as in their daily lives.

Arlene Brett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, School of Education, University of Miami. She is the co-author with Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. of The Complete Block Book, and The Complete Playground Book with Robin Moore and Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.

Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, School of Education, University of Miami. His most recent book is Video Kids: Making Sense of Nintendo.


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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Computers and Special Needs

Input and Output Devices

Adaptive Technology and the Physically and Visually Impaired

Adaptive Technology and the Speech and Hearing Impaired

Adaptive Technology and the Cognitively Impaired

Hypermedia and Individuals with Special Needs

Conclusion

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Notes

Index



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