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Learning Technologies: Students with Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education

NEADS and the Adaptech Research Team at Dawson College in Montreal are pleased to announce the availability of the following:

Fichten, C.S. Barile, M. & Asuncion, J.V. (1999, Spring). Learning technologies: Students with disabilities in postsecondary education / Projet Adaptech : L'Utilisation des technologies d'apprentissage par les etudiant(e)s handicape(e)s au niveau postsecondaire (190 pages). ISBN 2-9803316-4-3. Final report to the Office of Learning Technologies. Ottawa: Human Resources Development Canada.

The full report is available for download in English in Adobe Acrobat format at http://omega.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/adaptech/olt99fin.pdf.

The Appendix to the Report is also available for download in English in Adobe Acrobat at http://omega.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/adaptech/olt99app.pdf.

If you have any problems accessing the report on the web, would prefer the file e-mailed to you, or would like a print copy of the report when available, please e-mail directly to Jennison Asuncion at asuncion@alcor.concordia.ca.

Alternative formats for selected parts of the document will also be made available shortly, please e-mail for more information.

This report presents the results of a two-year landmark Canadian empirical study examining the use of computer technologies by college and university students with disabilities. In addition to extensive discussion and findings, the report contains sets of recommendations directed at: professors, government agencies, developers and suppliers of computer technology, and personnel providing services to students with disabilities. Among the resources included in the appendices is a listing of what specific hardware and software are typically being used by students with various disabilities here in Canada.

We welcome you to join us online to discuss the report on our electronic discussion forum. Details of the forum, along with more background on our project can be found at our web site: http://www.adaptech.org/.


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