|About this Project|
This project is about helping people use the Internet and assisting with reading, understanding and finding information on the World Wide Web.
We would like to thank all the staff and students at NMIT who are helping with the project, guiding us to produce websites for students with both intellectual and physical disability and for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Without them, we will not know what help is required and the difficulties sometimes encountered for students using the Internet.
Download a Mirror version of this site
(self-extracting zip file - approx 320k)
WordCue has been developed for this project. It provides assistance in reading words, links and phrases on web pages. By selecting a word or phrase which is difficult to read, a range of cues are provided directly within the Browser.
Please see the WordCue Web Site for updates and further information about including WordCue on your website, or using it in your teaching program.
|About the Web Sites|
Websites were developed to match the needs of three separate groups. Each was designed to help people with English Literacy as for many people English is their second language. Documentation about how to build websites like these will later be provided.
|The Work Education site|
This site has been developed for students from NMIT who are studying to enter the work force. The Work Education Unit specialises in vocational education and training for people with special learning needs and disabilities.
|The General Education site|
This site has been developed for students at NMIT in the Centre of Excellence for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
|The Arts Education site|
This site has been developed for students at NMIT who study Arts Education. The Arts Education program is designed to enhance the educational opportunities of adults with special learning needs, particularly those with an intellectual disability.
|The Online Word Games|
These games are designed to provide repetition of sight vocabulary, and are therefore most applicable to clients who have significant difficulty mastering specific decoding skills, (such as phonemic awareness and knowledge of the alphabetic principle). For these clients literacy skills would be enhanced, by increasing their range of functional sight vocabulary.
There are five word games (Word Practice, Single Word Match, Sentence Practice, Word Book, and Mouse Trainer), and a program to allow the teacher to generate individual variations of each of the games to suit interest level or specific literacy goals (Game Maker).
This site was developed by researchers at Information and
Telecommunications Needs Research (Monash University), and the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
(NMIT) under two, joint projects funded by the Commonwealth through the
AccessAbility Program of the Department of
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
The aims, objectives and project scope can be viewed from the
ITNR website - Current Projects.
We would be pleased to receive your feedback at Monash (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or at NMIT (email@example.com).
If you would like more information you can contact us on (03) 9903 2322 at Monash University
or on (03) 9830 8309 at NMIT.
We are committed to the principles of universal Access. Within the
constraints of this project to date, this site has been developed to display full functionality with Internet Explorer and compatible browsers (such as the EIA browser). It is
hoped that these technological constraints may be overcome and that in time, all of the sites' distinctive features could become available through other common browsers such as Netscape.
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(Site last updated Oct 10 2006)