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The articles featured below have been taken from the document "Getting Started" published by Overbrook School for the Blind (OBS), Philadelphia, USA (http://www.obs.org). Our sincere thanks to OBS for giving us the rights to publish the document on EnableAll.

These articles focus on assistive technology and major considerations that should be kept in mind while using assistive devices or teaching how they should be used.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Assistive Technology

Assistive technology, the term includes various devices or software programs that enable people to use modern-day devices that could not be used otherwise, or at least with any degree of efficiency.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Assistive Technology

Chapter 2: Various Assistive Technologies

Introduction of Various Assistive Technologies Devices and Software Programs
Chapter 2: Various Assistive Technologies

Chapter 3: Basic Principles and Ergonomics

This module intends to give parents and teachers a helping hand in supporting the learning process
Chapter 3: Basic Principles and Ergonomics

Chapter 4: Teaching People Who are Blind or Low Vision

Concepts related specifically to teaching computers to blind and low vision people
Chapter 4: Teaching People Who are Blind or Low Vision

Chapter 5: How do Blind/Vision Impaired Users Benefit from the internet

Internet has to offer: email services, search engines, and discussion lists, guides and curricula for teachers and electronic libraries for students, where they can find thousands of books in the electronic format, to news and games
Chapter 5: How do Blind/Vision Impaired Users Benefit from ...

Chapter 6: Accessible Web Design

Creation of certain standards that would ensure that the websites are accessible with assistive technology
Chapter 6: Accessible Web Design

Chapter 7: Overbrook Resources

Helpful Resources Recommended by Overbrook
Chapter 7: Overbrook Resources

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