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New Information Technology in the Education of Disabled Children and Adults

David Hawkridge Tom Vincent Gerald Hales

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Routledge
16 August 2018
Age groups: children; Age groups: adults; Teaching of specific learning difficulties & needs; Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
First published in 1985. Information technology can offer huge benefits to the disabled. It can help many disabled people to overcome barriers of time and space and to a much greater extent it can help them to overcome barriers of communication. In that way new information technology offers opportunities to neutralise the worst effects of many kinds of disablement.

This book reviews the possibilities of using information technology in the education of the disabled. Commencing with an assessment of the learning problems faced by disabled people, it goes on to look at the scope of information technology and how it has been used for the education of students of all ages, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. A penultimate section considers most of the contentious issues that faced users of technology, whilst the conclusion devotes itself to the immediate and longer-term future, suggesting possible future trends and the consequent problems that may arise.
By:   David Hawkridge, Tom Vincent, Gerald Hales
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   32
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   690g
ISBN:   9781138597471
ISBN 10:   1138597473
Series:   Routledge Library Editions: Special Educational Needs
Pages:   278
Publication Date:   16 August 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Tom Vincent MBE had over 20 years experience developing multimedia enabling technologies at the Open University. Received the BBC In-Touch/Blackhall award for a computer-based workstation for blind people. Co-founded the Knowledge Media Institute.

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