Start Date

10-5-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

10-5-2017 11:00 AM

Subjects

Self-help devices for people with disabilities -- Effect on children's reading comprehension, Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Technological innovations, Children -- Books and reading

Description

This paper explores how the print publishing industry has developed to include and assist children with cognitive impairments. It analyzes the ways in which assistive technology and the digital market (i.e. ebooks) have promoted reading comprehension amongst this population, and discusses what further developments are in the works in regards to cognitive reading enhancements. Finally, it explores the areas in which this development is still limited and provides potential, attainable solutions.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20064

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Assistive Technology for the Cognitively Impaired: A Study of Literacy, Comprehension, and the Print Publishing Industry

This paper explores how the print publishing industry has developed to include and assist children with cognitive impairments. It analyzes the ways in which assistive technology and the digital market (i.e. ebooks) have promoted reading comprehension amongst this population, and discusses what further developments are in the works in regards to cognitive reading enhancements. Finally, it explores the areas in which this development is still limited and provides potential, attainable solutions.