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HKNC-TAC News, v7 n2 Fall 1994

This theme issue of a newsletter that focuses on transition of youths who are deaf-blind discusses the topic of assistive technology. An introduction introduces the issue and notes the vast array of homemade low technology and commercially available high technology assistive aids and devices that enable adults with sensory disabilities to live, work, and play more competently and safely. How Assistive Technology Enhances Carol's Life presents an interview with a high school student with deaf-blindness about her use of mobility and communication aids in her daily routine. A Sampling of Assistive Technology Used by Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind describes telephone devices, assistive listening devices, alerting systems, clocks, closed caption decoders, mobility aids, and other communication technology for braille users and print users. A chart lists potential funding sources for assistive technology. Guidelines are offered for identifying, selecting, creating, and evaluating assistive technology. The newsletter issue concludes with a list of assistive technology resources, including organizations and publications. (JDD)

Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deaf Blind, Electronic Equipment, Equipment Evaluation, Financial Support, Mobility Aids, Selection, Sensory Aids, Technological Advancement, Technology, Transitional Programs, Youth

HKNC Technical Assistance Center, 111 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 11050-1299.

Autor: Carr, Theresa, Ed.


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