@Iphatec - A Pilot Study on Outcomes of Computer Assisted Reading and Writing for Adults With DyslexiaBy Arendal, Erik; Brandt, Ase; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 735-739
Publication Date: 2005
Study conducted to evaluate the outcomes of computer assisted reading and writing in combination with computer training for people with disabilities that affect reading and writing. The following computer devices were used in the study, which are collectively referred to as the IT Rucksack: (1) Windows 98/2000/XP, (2) microphone and headphones, (3) the Internet, (4) e-mail, (5) standard word processing software, (6) text-to-speech and word prediction software, (7) a scanner, and (8) optical character recognition software. A total of 19 people with dyslexia participated in the study, and received roughly 40 days of computer training. The results indicated that the training had a significant impact on reading and writing skills, and that computer assistance played a major part in the improvements. The authors contend that the sample size for the study was small, and that a full-scale study is warranted in order to further evaluate wider implications for assistive reading and writing technology. This study was conducted by researchers at the Danish Centre for Assistive Technology in Denmark.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
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