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Getting IT : using information technology to empower people with communication difficulties

Author: Dinah Murray; Ann Aspinall
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 2006.
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'How to use information technology to make voices heard is the essential theme of this book & hellip;This is not about using computers to escape from the world, it is about using them to connect with it.'. - Introduction, Getting IT Information technology (IT) has great potential to be an effective and empowering means of communication for people with communication difficulties. Getting IT explores how IT can help  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murray, Dinah, 1946-
Getting IT.
London ; Philadelphia : J. Kingsley, 2006
(DLC) 2006000872
(OCoLC)63277543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dinah Murray; Ann Aspinall
ISBN: 9781846425097 1846425093 1280738049 9781280738043
OCLC Number: 228144717
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents: Introduction : about getting IT --
Inclusion in the twenty-first century : the argument for ensuring IT access --
Beginning to take control --
Telling your own story --
Asking and telling --
Connecting and exploring --
Living and learning --
Getting together : taking part in meetings --
A year or so later --
Taking control of time : a step by step guide to making an interactive calendar --
How to get IT right : tackling the technical aspects of using computer equipment.
Responsibility: Dinah Murray and Ann Aspinall.
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