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Assisted Technology Project Computers/Keyboards Large Print Keyboards. Elizabeth Mattern November 13, 2012 Ann Gruenberg ECE 405 . First Computer?. Invented in 1822 by Charles Babbage Capable of computing several sets of numbers “Difference Engine” - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Assisted Technology Project

Assisted Technology ProjectComputers/KeyboardsLarge Print Keyboards

Elizabeth MatternNovember 13, 2012Ann GruenbergECE 405 Invented in 1822 by Charles BabbageCapable of computing several sets of numbers Difference EngineSince then has evolved in becoming more technologically advanced and accessible to people of all ages, and abilitiesFirst Computer?Helpful for those with mobility challengesLow Muscle Control in Hands(such as tremors or spastic movements)Cerebral PalsySpeech/visual impairment

Computers/KeyboardsTrack Ball Mouse (minimize movement in hands)Adaptive Keyboard (suit childs abilities, connection to consonants/vowels) Keyboard Guards (provide so that way students do not hit an incorrect key/spill)Voice Recognition Software (interprets spoken words to text)Speech Synthesizer Visual Output (learn based on what they see)

How is it helpful?

Helpful for those with: Low visionBlindnessCerebral Visual Impairment

Computers/Keyboards Large Print KeyboardBright coloringHigh contrast of colorsBold, big lettersEasy to readBraille on keys/braille stickers for keysHow is it helpful?

BibliographyPictures:http://aramedia.com/kb-lpcompare.jpghttp://www.aidis.org/images/stories/reviews/Accuratus_keyboard/kyb-monhivis-usb.jpghttp://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~eroberts/courses/soco/projects/2005-06/accessibility/Braille%20Big%20Keyboard.jpghttp://www.gd-wholesale.com/userimg/17/3617i1/silicone-keyboard-cover-gw-0002-818.jpgText: http://www.wati.org/content/supports/free/pdf/Ch12-Vision.pdfhttp://webaim.org/articles/motor/assistivehttps://www.washington.edu/doit/CareerN/adaptive.htmlhttp://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm

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