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Toni Seiler B Sp Ther, MS Sp Path, PhD, CPSP
In addition to our in-house, flagship products,
Toni and Anna are Speech Pathologists who together have more than 60 years clinical experience, including work with adults and children in acute, rehabilitation and education settings, and specialist work with children with complex disorders and developmental delays. Both are practising Members of Speech Pathology Australia.
Rob, a computer consultant, has worked with Toni since 1994 to develop systems to enhance Internet access for people with disabilities. This work included Judy Ireland, an Occupational Therapist and our clinical collaborator in East Vic Professional Therapies, and received funding in June 1997 from the Australian Dept of Communications and the Arts under the Online Public Access Initiative.
ELR hosts the APAR Web Site, and has produced the images and the web content, for the APAR (Assessment of Phonological Awareness and Reading) which is designed to assess the phonological awareness (PA) and reading skills of adult participants in this project.
A second site Enhancing Internet Activities, has been prepared to provide project participants with simplified, highly accessible interfaces to web browsing. It comprises a downloadable, individually configurable web browser, and two mechanisms for users to create their own sets of web links.
Both of the above elements have been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, AccessAbility Grant Program. The project aims to extend the work of a successful AccessAbility project Web Access for Literacy Development in Individuals with a Disability to include individuals who have more severe disabilities.
For further information please see the project web site, contact Dr Teresa Iacono (email@example.com) Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria.
The ELR team developed extensions to the EIA Web Browser, and specialised web content to allow project participants to more effectively browse, understand and learn from the web.
This project was also funded by the Commonwealth Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, AccessAbility Grant Program. It aims to examine literacy barriers to the Internet and will develop models of best practice for the design of Websites which can aid traditional, visual/graphical and information literacy, at the same time as catering for the interests of client groups. The project has two distinct streams, one focusing on the needs of Deaf people and the other focusing on the needs of people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
For further information please see the Literacy Online Website, or contact Dr Kirsty Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Monash University and Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT).
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