Computer Resources for People with Disabilities: A Guide to Assistive Technologies, Tools and Resources for People of All Ages

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Hunter House, 2004 - Computers - 396 pages
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Today's technology is redefining human potential. Current computer hardware and software can create new ways for people with any kind of a disability to interact with the world. In this book the Alliance for Technology Access, a coalition of the foremost experts in the country, many of whom experience the disabilities they address, brings together the latest information and straightforward approaches to exploring technology options, including:

** Guidance and support in building an assistive technology plan
** Worksheets and other tools to help with planning and decision making
** Information specific to life situations that impact decisions and direction
** How to make use of conventional, assistive, and information technologies
** Real-life stories of people with disabilities using technology successfully
** A "toolbox" section with 150 pages of information about current specific technologies
** 100 pages of Helpful Resources and References

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Contents

The Search for Solutions
7
Achieving My Goals
27
Mobilizing My Resources
45
Selecting Technology
58
The Law
90
Funding Strategies
103
Budgeting and Buying
119
Up and Running
133
Alternate Input
181
Processing Aids
218
Helpful Resources and References
285
Alliance for Technology Access Resource Centers
287
for People Assistive Technology Act
293
International Resources
303
Publications
309
Internet Resources
315

Repairs and Upgrades
150
The Technology Toolbox
163
Contents
166
Software Features
176
Technology Vendors
322
Keyword Index
377
Index
387
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Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. As a student at Oxford University, Hawking studied Physics, and after three years was awarded a first class honors degree in Natural Science. After gaining a Ph.D. from Cambridge, Hawking became a Research Fellow, and later on a Professional Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Widely regarded as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Einstein, Hawking has held the post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge since 1979. Most famous for his research on black holes, he has written the books A Brief History of Time and Black Holes and Baby Universes, a collection of essays published in 1993. He also authored the books On the Shoulders of Giants, A Briefer History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, and The Grand Design. Hawking is also the author of numerous articles for scientific papers, has 12 honorary degrees and is a Fellow of The Royal Society and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Hawking was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in his early 20s and is now confined to a wheelchair. He uses a computer device to help him speak. Hawking holds a professorship at the University of Oxford. In 2015 Hawking's book A Brief History of Time, which he completed in 1984, became listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

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