Online Resources for Learning About SoftwareBy Ludlow, Barbara L., EdD; Forshay, John D., EdD; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 58-59
Publication Date: Spring 2003
Article provides information about websites that are good resources to consult when selecting and using software programs for children and adults with special needs. Five specific sites are listed: (1) DO-IT (http://www.washington.edu/doit), (2) the Trace Research and Development Center website (http://trace.wisc.edu), (3) Special Needs Opportunity Windows (SNOW) (http://www.snow.utornonto.ca), (4) the Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) (http://www.fctd.info), and (5) the National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) (http://nationaltechcenter.org). DO-IT is hosted by the University of Washington, and addresses disabilities, opportunities, internetworking, and technology. The site focuses on helping people with disabilities to pursue post-secondary education and career opportunities. The Trace Research and Development Center is hosted by the College of Engineering of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and focuses on making information technology more accessible for people with disabilities. Special Needs Opportunity Windows, or SNOW, is a Canadian site hosted by the Adaptive Technology Resource Center at the University of Toronto, and it provides online resources and professional development opportunities for educators and families of students with special needs. The FCTD focuses on providing information and services on assistive technology for organizations and programs that work with families of children with special needs, while the NCTI hopes to connect communities, establish communication channels, and disseminate information regarding technology for children with disabilities. The authors contend that these sites could prove to be valuable for people with disabilities, their families, and consulting professionals alike.
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )