Get the hands-on, problem-solving skills needed to get started in a variety of computer fields. It is unlikely that YOU as a staff member are directly responsible for setting up COMPUTER LABS or selecting ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. However, in order to help your students, it is important for you to be AWARE of computer access issues facing students with disabilities and the hardware and the software solutions for providing access to computers and electronic resources in your service area.
Ask students if they know who invented the computer. If they don’t know, inform them that, in 1884, Charles Babbage, an English mathematician, tried to build a complicated machine called the “analytical engine.” It was mechanical, rather than electronic, and Babbage never completed it, but computers today are based on many of the principles he used in his design. Your students may be interested to know that, as recently as forty years … Read moreRead More →