Videos Profile Tech. For Disabled Students

The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) has released four new videos illustrating how the effective implementation of technology made a dramatic difference in the lives of students with disabilities. In the first video, a high school student with LD/ADD uses HyperCard to work cooperatively with her non-disabled peers. The second video highlights a high school student with severe speech and motor impairments who uses word-prediction software to work toward independence in writing. In the third profile, elementary school students who are hearing impaired use a sequenced approach to story writing that integrates video and word processing. The fourth video is about a blind student that uses Braille On Speak, a portable writing tool, to support her full inclusion in high school. NCIP's site ( offers abundant resources linked to video topics and other areas that provide educators with discussion forums focusing on highly relevant topics related to technology and students with disabilities. NCIP, Newton, MA, (617) 969-4529.

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.