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Keywords

Communication devices for people with disabilities--Software; Speech processing systems--Software;

Abstract

This research project addresses using Kurzweil electronic text software as an accommodation with special education students. The research questions addressed were: Is Kurzweil an effective accommodation for special education students with reading deficits? and Will using Kurzweil improve special education students' participation and comprehension?

A review of literature provided more in-depth information about: (a) electronic text, specifically Kurzweil, (b) the benefits of integrating electronic text into the general education classrooms, and (c) the recommendations or considerations for teachers considering using electronic text. The research based on the literature review shows that the use of electronic text may lead to improved motivation and comprehension and increased attention to text. Study findings supported the use of Kurzweil as an effective accommodation, and showed improved comprehension and participation.

Year of Submission

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

J. Ana Donaldson

Comments

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Date Original

2008

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 39 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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