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Two perspectives on the language of special needs computing: towards a shared view

By Jane K. Seale

Abstract

This paper reviews and examines the language used in literature that describes the educational and therapeutic use of microcomputers with people who have special needs. In the language of special needs computing two perspectives are identified. One perspective focuses on the microcomputer technology while the other focuses on the microcomputer user. While the language of both perspectives acknowledges the value of microcomputers, each perspective moves towards an acknowledgement that microcomputer use needs to be placed in an environmental context. This move in both language sets reflects an increasing focus on the potential barriers to microcomputer use. <br/

Topics: LC, QA75, RM
Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:6193
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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