Adaptive Technologies for Learning & Work Environments

Adaptive Technologies for Learning & Work Environments

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There is no doubt that advancements in technology can make learning, work, and life in general, easier. This updated and expanded new edition of a cutting-edge work breaks down all of the latest products and systems for making technology accessible to all. From desktop and notebook PCs to the Internet, adaptive technology expert Joe Lazzaro details - in lay terms - the latest advancements in assistive hardware and software, how to implement them, and how to provide vital training and technical support. Detailed chapters identify options for people with visual, hearing, motor, speech, and learning disabilities. Lazzaro explains how to operate Windows, Macintosh, and Unix PCs from the keyboard, rather than the mouse, and spotlights built-in accessibility utilities found on these platforms. An entire chapter is devoted to public and private sector funding sources, and helpful appendices are packed with resources to help you locate agencies and organizations that support adaptive technology for people with disabilities. New to this edition are chapters devoted to keyboard commands, built-in accessibility utilities, and Internet/Intranet accessibility. An extensive chapter uncovers theIt is expected that DVD will replace the older forms of CD-ROM, videocassettes, and laser disks. ... Tape drives are used mainly for making backup copies of your information and are well worth the investment as a protection against system crashes and loss of data. ... Expansion Slots and Circuit Cards Expansion slots allow you to expand and upgrade your computer system by plugging in new hardware.


Title:Adaptive Technologies for Learning & Work Environments
Author: Joseph J. Lazzaro
Publisher:American Library Association - 2001-01-01
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