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Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 14, No. 1 (1999) pp. 48–58
A survey of 516 family members examined assistive-technology use by students with mental retardation. Findings indicate that the number of students who could benefit from devices but did not have access to them exceeded the number who actually had...
Mental Retardation Vol. 36, No. 1 (1998) pp. 44–51
A national survey (N=1,218) examining use of assistive technology by people with mental retardation found that, in four of five areas (mobility, hearing/vision, communication, home adaptation, environmental control), the percentage of individuals...
Enhancing Independent Internet Access for Individuals with Mental Retardation through Use of a Specialized Web Browser: A Pilot Study
Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 36, No. 1 (2001) pp. 107–13
In this study, a prototype web browser, called Web Trek, that utilizes multimedia to provide access for individuals with cognitive disabilities was developed and pilot-tested with 12 adults with mental retardation. The Web Trek browser provided...
Enhancing Independent Task Performance for Individuals with Mental Retardation through Use of a Handheld Self-Directed Visual and Audio Prompting System
Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 37, No. 2 (2002) pp. 209–18
This study developed and evaluated the utility of a Windows CE-based multimedia palmtop computer program for use in supporting young adults with mental retardation to more independently complete community-based vocational skills. Use of the Visual...
Application of Computer Simulation to Teach ATM Access to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 38, No. 4 (December 2003) pp. 451–456
This study investigates use of computer simulation for teaching ATM use to adults with intellectual disabilities. ATM-SIM is a computer-based trainer used for teaching individuals with intellectual disabilities how to use an automated teller machine ...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 19, No. 4 (2004) pp. 43–48
Assessment has always been an integral component of the educational process, but the importance to students of performing effectively on district and statewide tests has increased the visibility of testing and assessment for students with and...
Enhancing Independent Time-Management Skills of Individuals with Mental Retardation Using a Palmtop Personal Computer
Mental Retardation Vol. 40, No. 5 (2002) pp. 358–65
The use of a portable schedule prompting system to increase independence and self-regulation in time management was compared to use of a written schedule with 12 adults with mental retardation. Results supported the utility of a Palmtop computer...
""Moby-Dick" Is My Favorite:" Evaluating a Cognitively Accessible Portable Reading System for Audiobooks for Individuals with Intellectual Disability
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 46, No. 4 (August 2008) pp. 290–298
Significant barriers exist for individuals with intellectual disability to independently access print-based content. It is regrettable that, while the amount of content now available electronically increases, tools to access these materials have not ...
Effect of Intervention with the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction on Access and Goal Attainment
Remedial and Special Education Vol. 33, No. 5 (September 2012) pp. 320–330
Promoting self-determination has been identified as best practice in special education and transition services and as a means to promote goal attainment and access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. There have been,...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 19, No. 4 (2004) pp. 7–22
The U.S. Department of Education report "Computer and Internet Use by Children and Adolescents" (National Center on Educational Statistics, 2001) illustrated the degree to which technology use, particularly electronic and information technologies...
Evaluating a GPS-Based Transportation Device to Support Independent Bus Travel by People with Intellectual Disability
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 48, No. 6 (December 2010) pp. 454–463
We examined the utility of a PDA-based software system with integrated GPS technology for providing location-aware visual and auditory prompts to enable people with intellectual disability to successfully navigate a downtown bus route. Participants...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 27, No. 2 (2012) pp. 11–21
People with and without disabilities value the goals of greater control and self-determination, participation in their school or community, and enhanced social inclusion. Technology is an important support in achieving these goals. In this article...
The Efficacy of Technology Use by People with Intellectual Disability: A Single-Subject Design Meta-Analysis
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 23, No. 3 (2008)
It is generally assumed that when technology is designed with the principles of universal design in mind, people with intellectual disability will also benefit. However, there is no research concerning the degree to which technology use is impacted...
Evaluation of an Application for Making Palmtop Computers Accessible to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability Vol. 31, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 39–46
Background: Palmtop computers provide a promising mobile platform to address barriers to computer-based supports for people with intellectual disabilities. This study evaluated a specially designed interface to make navigation and features of...
Technology and Self-Determination in Transition Planning: The Impact of Technology Use in Transition Planning on Student Self-Determination
Michael L. Wehmeyer; Susan B. Palmer; Kendra Williams-Diehm; Karrie A. Shogren; Daniel K. Davies; Steven Stock
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 26, No. 1 (2011) pp. 13–24
Promoting student involvement in transition planning and the self-determination of youth with disabilities has become best practice in secondary and transition services. Increasingly, a critical feature of efforts to promote student access to and...
Promoting Independent Performance of Transition-Related Tasks Using a Palmtop PC-Based Self-Directed Visual and Auditory Prompting System
Laura A. Riffel; Michael L. Wehmeyer; Ann P. Turnbull; Jennifer Lattimore; Daniel Davies; Steven Stock; Sherilyn Fisher
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 20, No. 2 (2005) pp. 5–14
This study examined the use of a palmtop computer running a software program by transition-age students with cognitive disabilities to increase independence on vocational and independent living tasks. The purpose of this research was to test the...
The Effect of Student-Directed Transition Planning with a Computer-Based Reading Support Program on the Self-Determination of Students with Disabilities
Youngsun Lee; Michael L. Wehmeyer; Susan B. Palmer; Kendra Williams-Diehm; Daniel K. Davies; Steven E. Stock
Journal of Special Education Vol. 45, No. 2 (August 2011) pp. 104–117
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of student-directed transition planning instruction ("Whose Future Is It Anyway?" curriculum) with a computer-based reading support program ("Rocket Reader") on the self-determination, self...