Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Laarhoven, Toni van

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Special and Early Education

Abstract

A study was conducted to gather information on which assistive technology devices for individuals with visual impairments were being used in public schools. Specifically, the researcher was interested in identifying which devices were available, the ease of their use, and the cost of each device. A survey was used to gather data to study trends in two different regions in Illinois: Northeastern region (25 mile radius around Plainfield, IL) and Northwestern region (25 mile radius around Freeport, IL). The data showed that visual impairment assistive technology devices are used more often in the northeastern region. There were only three visual assistive technology devices being used in the northwestern region as opposed to seventeen devices being used in the northeastern region. There was one device used in both regions.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

32 pages (various pagings)

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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