Technology

Putting IT in Adult LITeracy (2007)

Tips and Strategies for Integrating Computer and Information Technology into Adult Literacy Programs

The “digital divide” — the gap between those who have access to the latest technologies and those who do not — is well documented. Bridging the gap is partly about providing technical skills and access to computers, but it is also about teaching people how to use technology in ways that are meaningful and empowering.

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2008-02-15

A Literacy Practitioner's Guide to Audiographic Teleconferencing (1996)

The idea to pursue Literacy Training Through Audiographic Teleconferencing as a literacy project began in the fall of 1992. The Business Studies Department at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta had begun distance delivery using this technology. My husband, Barton, was the instructor for the course being delivered. His involvement in the project initiated

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2006-05-24

Learning Tools that Work (2005)

A survey of adaptive technology in learning programs

This manual was originally developed to accompany four online training modules for literacy practitioners in Ontario as
part of a project funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, National Literacy Secretariat in 2005.

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2006-05-03

It gets in your brain... (2005)

Effective Practices in Adult Literacy Using Speech Assisted Reading and Writing (SARAW) with People with Disabilities

Like a tool kit or handbook this guide offers activities, resources, and suggestions to help you increase literacy learning opportunities for adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

The guide is for instructors, tutors and coordinators in adult literacy programs and support workers and coordinators in disabilities and rehabilitation programs and organizations.

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2006-04-19

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report

This summary report is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report - Plain Language

This report, written in plain language, is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology in the Workplace (2005)

Participatory Action Research and applied Principles of Independent Living - Full Report

This report provides an overview of a research project that examined the experiences and perspectives of unemployed, underemployed, and employed women with disabilities, and their knowledge of and need for adaptive technology. While sustained and satisfying employment and economic self-sufficiency are critical to the health and social well-being of all Canadians, study participants reported a serious lack of access to the labour market.

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2006-03-06

Survey Report - Speech Assisted Reading and Writing (SARAW) (2005)

Literacy and Disabilities Study (LaDS)

The Literacy and Disabilities Study (LaDS) project conducted a survey of literacy and other community programs in Canada that use the Speech Assisted Reading and Writing (SARAW) computer program with adults with disabilities.

The purpose of the survey was to learn about different delivery models and educational settings where adults with
disabilities use SARAW to help them develop and strengthen reading and writing skills.

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2006-02-20

Integrated Findings: Final Report (2004)

Part of The Dual Digital Divide IV Study

This is the fourth edition of the Dual Digital Divide series of reports. It builds on the findings from the first three studies utilizing an integrated quantitative and qualitative approach to exploring key trends.

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2005-09-27

Tracking the Dual Digital Divide (2002)

This report updates an analysis of the "digital divide" in Canada. The study tracks updates on general access levels and sub-groups that are least likely to be connected to the Internet; provides an overview of changes in access and digital divide levels over the past three years, and; discusses emerging social policy and governance issues relating to the Internet and the digital divide.

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