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Computer Resources for People With Disabilities: A Guide to Exploring Today's Assistive Technology

Stephen W. Hawking

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ISBN 10: 0897931963 / ISBN 13: 9780897931960
Published by Hunter House, 1996
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Title: Computer Resources for People With ...

Publisher: Hunter House

Publication Date: 1996

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 2nd Edition.

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A comprehensive reference tool for the disabled covers computer resources available to the handicapped, discussing modified software and hardware, voice-activated systems, and much more. Original.

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Produced through the collaborative efforts of the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) staff and support group, this well-organized work is an invaluable and much-needed reference tool for all types of users. Part 1, which might be termed a confidence builder, features a series of 12 brief but people-friendly chapters that discuss real-life success stories, individual goal-setting devices, assistive and conventional technologies commonality, current laws and regulations, usability of local resources (e.g., libraries), support group components and organizations, developmental funding strategies and sources, equipment selection and screening, buying tips, expert competency skills, shared learning, and futuristic projections. Part 2, called a Technology Tool Box, reflects the ATA's philosophy "that it is not the person with a disability that has the problem, but the environment that is deficient for not appropriately accommodating the individual's needs." Designed to provide the reader with information and ideas to become a good consumer of technology, the tool box provides question-and-answer charts and an excellent descriptive array of software features, processing aids, and specialized products, each provided with a range of costs and common vendors. Complete vendor addresses are listed in Part 3, which also contains a wealth of related information such as a listing of national conferences. In this time of universal ADA compliance, this is a highly recommended reference for all libraries.
Donald D. Foos, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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