Cognitive Disabilities and Assistive Technology: A Consumer's PerspectiveBy Lee, Christopher M.; Phillips, Carolyn P.; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Article focuses on the valuable role assistive technology (AT) can play in the lives of people with cognitive and/or learning disabilities. Inexpensive devices such as color highlighters can help people who have reading difficulties to further distinguish between words that appear the same, such as “pound” and “pond,” while high-tech devices such as optical character recognition systems allow people to enter text directly into a computer and have it read back to them outloud via speech synthesizer. The author contends that AT alone is not the answer to all problems faced by people with learning disabilities or their service providers, though it can provide valuable tools for life. This paper was presented at the 2002 California State University at Northridge Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/105.htm