Archive for October, 2006
© 1995-2006 Dale Susan Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Note: This article makes no mention of my learning disabilities. It is revised from one that I wrote for my college alumni magazine in 1995. It shows a small part of disability history and is offers to readers of this website as an example of my professional life outside [...]
The Handwriting Is on the Wall The computer keyboard helped kill shorthand, and now it’s threatening to finish off longhand. As a person with both dyslexia and dysgraphia, I can’t complain. Handwriting is not one of my strong suits nor has it every allowed me to express the complexity of my thinking. Not that it [...]
The Village Voice has a disturbing article on The Judge Rotenberg Center: School of Shock. I didn’t know this but JRC uses skin-shock to modify behavior. Their web site is framed so I can’t post an url but if you click on “Brief Description of JRC Program” and then on “Use of Skin-Shock as a [...]
David Pogue takes a look at the new Sony Reader, an eBook reader that may hold promise for more accessible reading in: Trying Again to Make Books Obsolete.
iPod Helps Special-Needs Students Make the Grade: “‘With an iPod, our Special Ed students can take their tests in classrooms with their peers and be mainstreamed in, versus having to be pulled out to do so,’ states Louisa-Muscatine Elementary School principal Scott Grimes. ‘That’s sure to work wonders for their self-esteem, and help them feel [...]
Google has a Literacy Project that includes index lists of books, videos, maps, blogs, groups, and other scholarly information online useful to anyone working in the literacy field. Source: David Clark
Roger Johansson has a great post on Accessibility for all vs. for people with disabilities at his excellent weblog on site development: 456 Berea St..