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Journal article

Microtechnology

Author:
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Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.10.90, 1990, pp.i-viii.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

A series of articles looking at how information technology can benefit people with disabilities.

Book

Disability communication guide

Author:
EMPLOYERS' FORUM ON DISABILITY
Publisher:
Employers' Forum on Disability
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
19p.
Place of publication:
London

The Disability Communications Guide is a quick reference guide for everyone who might work with or serve disabled people. It advises on specific impairments and preferred modes of assistance, gives guidance on language and etiquette and contains practical advice on how to recognise and avoid attitudes and behaviour which can create misunderstandings and barriers.

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Get the most from the Internet

Authors:
O'TOOLE Corbett, LUCAS Carrie
Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, 48, Winter 2004, pp.6-9.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

Looks at the Internet from the perspective of disabled parents and its role in providing information, resources, support and services. Discusses why it is useful, what it can offer - information, planning family activities, support, and breaking through physical and emotional isolation. Describes online shopping and different ways to communicate.

Journal article

Virtual networks for language therapy - experiences

Authors:
MAGNUSSON Magnus, CHRISTENSEN Marianne
Journal article citation:
New Technology in the Human Services, 12(1/2), 1999, pp.47-51.
Publisher:
Centre for Human Service Technology

Describes how groups of speech pathologists all over Sweden have worked together to build networks for professional co-operation. Today, about 20 systems are permanently installed and two of the schools for therapists in Sweden are involved giving courses the ISDN network. Patients as receivers of therapy on a more general level have also been involved. Participants in the projects have tried several different applications, including sharing standard programs over the network at the same time as they participate in a videoconference. The projects are based on research work on language training using videotelephony at the University of Karlstad.

Journal article

Rehabilitation information system for people with disabilities

Authors:
SHOSHMIN Alexander, MARTYNOVA Natalie, RIABOKON Anna
Journal article citation:
New Technology in the Human Services, 12(1/2), 1999, pp.39-46.
Publisher:
Centre for Human Service Technology

Russian government policy is to organise services for disabled people, but these intentions are not enough. Implementation depends on organisational, financial and legal aspects. It is possible to change the present system of assistance now. For this purpose it is necessary to create a uniform information environment for and about disabled people. The authors present a clear and constructive program for practical realisation of an information system in one social sphere - rehabilitation of disabled people.

Journal article

Net results

Author:
MATTHEWS Paul
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 27.6.96, 1996, p.7.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Argues that the Internet is a vital resource for disabled people.

Journal article

Sanyong: a speech enabled communication system for the speech impaired and people with multiple disorders

Authors:
BHATTACHARYA Samit, SARKAR Sudeshna, BASU Anupam
Journal article citation:
Journal of Technology in Human Services, 25(1/2), 2007, pp.177-180.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

A significant proportion of the Indian population has severe speech and motor impairments, and very few have access to assistive devices which are expensive, largely imported and geared to the needs of western consumers. This paper briefly describes Sanyong, a system developed in India that is based on a query-response interface using icons. Users can also communicate using pre-stored messages, which can be customised, or by using an on-screen keyboard (with word prediction facility) to compose messages. The Sanyong system is currently available in Bengali, Hindi and English versions and is used in a range of Indian institutions serving children with speech and motor impairments resulting from cerebral palsy. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

Journal article

Locating deaf people, gesture and sign in African histories, 1450s-1950s

Author:
MILES M.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 19(5), August 2004, pp.531-545.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Construction of valued identities and evidence-based cultural histories is not easy for deaf or disabled people across Africa. This paper locates some deaf people, gesture and formal Sign Language in African histories, to illustrate possible sources and encourage local, national and pan-African compilation of materials. Documentary evidence of deaf individuals or groups is indicated from 25 nations, sourced in travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government reports, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, folklore, novels, religious narrative, mime and dance. Interpretations and uses of the materials remain for deaf people in Africa to decide according to their own various interests and objectives.

Journal article

When play gets serious

Author:
TAYLOR Jennifer
Journal article citation:
Children Now, 28.4.04, 2004, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Haymarket

Looks at the use of play therapy and creative arts to help children deal with their experiences and to express feelings.

Journal article

Concerns of speech-impaired people and those communicating with them

Authors:
EMERSON Joyce, ENDERBY Pam
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Care in the Community, 8(3), May 2000, pp.172-179.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

This study investigated the perception and experiences of people with speech impairments and of the general public when communicating with speech impaired people. The aim was to identify the actual concerns of people and factors that make communication easier or more difficult, to inform treatment programmes and information. Findings emphasize the importance of taking time and being assertive.

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