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Equipped with a computer and a modem or an Internet link, students can broaden their communication horizons by crossing barriers of time, distance, and culture. In this expanded universe, one need only turn on his or her computer to gain access to people and resources throughout the world.

Because computer networks open up a range of new communication options, students with disabilities can particularly beneft from this kind of unequaled access. Using telecommunications networks, students with disabilities have the opportunity to:

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Cotting School students access computer networks using a variety of adaptive devices. Pictured is Mark Hutchinson using a head stick to type a message.


Telecommunications for Students with Disabilities:

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This material was developed by the National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP), located at Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts.  NCIP was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from October 1, 1992 - September 30, 1998, Grant #H180N20013.  Permission is granted to copy and disseminate this information.  If you do so, please cite NCIP.   Contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by NCIP, EDC, or the U.S. Government.  This site was last updated in September 1998. 

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