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Getting IT [electronic resource] : using information technology to empower people with communication difficulties / Dinah Murray and Ann Aspinall.

By: Murray, Dinah, 1946-.
Contributor(s): Aspinall, Ann, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 2006Description: 1 online resource (192 p.).ISBN: 9781846425097 (electronic bk.); 1846425093 (electronic bk.); 1280738049; 9781280738043.Subject(s): Computers and people with disabilities | Assistive computer technology -- Design | Microcomputers -- Social aspects | Electronic books | MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- Medical TechnologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Getting IT.DDC classification: 681.761 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : about getting IT -- Inclusion in the twenty-first century : the argument for ensuring IT access -- Beginning to take control -- Telling your own story -- Asking and telling -- Connecting and exploring -- Living and learning -- Getting together : taking part in meetings -- A year or so later -- Taking control of time : a step by step guide to making an interactive calendar -- How to get IT right : tackling the technical aspects of using computer equipment.
Summary: 'How to use information technology to make voices heard is the essential theme of this book & hellip;This is not about using computers to escape from the world, it is about using them to connect with it.'. - Introduction, Getting IT Information technology (IT) has great potential to be an effective and empowering means of communication for people with communication difficulties. Getting IT explores how IT can help such people increase their independence, communicate in more direct ways and express themselves as part of society. Authors Dinah Murray and Ann Aspinall examine common problems faced.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : about getting IT -- Inclusion in the twenty-first century : the argument for ensuring IT access -- Beginning to take control -- Telling your own story -- Asking and telling -- Connecting and exploring -- Living and learning -- Getting together : taking part in meetings -- A year or so later -- Taking control of time : a step by step guide to making an interactive calendar -- How to get IT right : tackling the technical aspects of using computer equipment.

'How to use information technology to make voices heard is the essential theme of this book & hellip;This is not about using computers to escape from the world, it is about using them to connect with it.'. - Introduction, Getting IT Information technology (IT) has great potential to be an effective and empowering means of communication for people with communication difficulties. Getting IT explores how IT can help such people increase their independence, communicate in more direct ways and express themselves as part of society. Authors Dinah Murray and Ann Aspinall examine common problems faced.

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