Newsletters and Journals
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This list contains periodicals with information for computer users with
disabilities, those using computers to teach persons with disabilities, and
those interested in the area of augmentative communication. No
recommendations or endorsements are implied by inclusion in this list.
Contact each resource for specific, up-to-date information.
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814
Contains information relating computers to the teaching of autistic children.
Lists conferences and referrals, also contains articles, interviews, and
research updates on computers and autism. Quarterly.
American Journal of Occupational Therapy
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
1383 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Publication covers new approaches, practices, research, educational
activities, and professional trends in occupational therapy.
1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Journal which focuses upon technological issues in the rehabilitation field.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
1 James Street South
P.O. Box 620, LCD1
Hamilton, ON L8N 3K7
Quarterly journal focuses on non-verbal communication, integration theory,
technology, and systems development, as well as assessment, treatment and
education of communication systems users.
Augmentative Communication News
Augmentative Communication, Inc.
One Surf Way, Suite 215
Monterey, CA 93940
Bimonthly newsletter covering topics in augmentative communication. Each
issue contains sections on consumer issues, equipment, clinical news,
governmental affairs, and research.
Blissymbolics Communication International
24 Ferrand Drive
Don Mills, ON M3C 3N2
A newsletter forum for Bliss symbol users, clinicians, and other interested
Western Center for Microcomputers in Special Education
1259 El Camino Real, Suite 275
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Quarterly newsletter that provides information on technology adaptations for
special education and rehabilitation.
Closing the Gap
Closing the Gap, Inc.
P.O. Box 68
Henderson, MN 56044
Bimonthly magazine which provides information on the use of computers in
special education and rehabilitation. Includes a "Software Previews" column,
user comments, articles, and suggestions. Annual product directory
Sharing to Learn
P.O. Box 986
Thornhill, ON L3T 4A5
Quarterly journal which provides a means of sharing experiences and
information on communication for non-speaking individuals.
Artificial Language Laboratory
Michigan State University
405 Computer Center
East Lansing, MI 48824-1042
Quarterly journal which focuses on communication aids and techniques.
Provides information also for blind and visually impaired persons.
Affiliated publication of ISAAC and USSAAC.
Colorado Easter Seal Society
5755 West Alameda
Lakewood, CO 80226
Quarterly newsletter which provides information on assistive technology and
adaptive equipment; also lists training and conference opportunities.
National Easter Seal Society
70 E. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Quarterly publication which includes announcements regarding products,
software, meetings, grants as well as interviews with professionals in the
ISTE (International Society for Technology and Education)
1787 Agate Street
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Published eight times per year. Includes articles, columns, software
reviews, new products, and calendars.
ConnSENSE (Connecticut's Special Educ. Network for Software Evaluation)
University of Connecticut
249 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-2064
Concerned with evaluating courseware for students with disabilities. Has
telecommunications system for special education administrators, and a
telecommunications project for students with disabilities. Publishes the
ConnSENSE Bulletin which contains reviews of software as they apply to
students with special needs. Lists upcoming events and technological
breakthroughs for people with disabilities as well as resource and reference
Disabled/Special Needs Users Group
Boston Computer Society
One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 01239
Quarterly newsletter of the Disabled/Special Needs Users Group of the Boston
Computer Society. Available in print.
The Disability Rag
Advocado Press, Inc.
Louisville, KY 40201
Deals with social change and political issues affecting the disability rights
movement. Frequently contains articles regarding the relevance of technology
and announcements about new technology.
Education Technology News
Business Publishing, Inc.
951 Pershing Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Bi-weekly newsletter that reports on computer advances in education. Reports
on teacher training, software purchasing, obsolescence, new products,
research, legislation, state and local news, meetings and conventions.
Educational Technology Publications
720 Palisade Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Monthly publication with articles, literature, product reviews, and abstracts
of documents from the ERIC Clearinghouse of Information Resources on the
application of technology relating to education.
Exceptional Parent Magazine
120 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
This publication is printed ten times per year and is designed for parents of
children with disabilities. Much of the material is written by parents and
information on technology is included. One issue per year is devoted
strictly to technology as well.
Journal for Computer Use in Speech and Hearing
Computer Users in Speech and Hearing (CUSH)
P.O. Box 2160
Hudson, OH 44236
Journal dealing with computer applications in treatment, diagnosis, and
delivery of services for persons with communication impairments. Includes
software/hardware reviews, new product announcements, and summaries.
Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation
6555 Carrollton Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Bimonthly journal that includes articles on the use of computers in cognitive
rehabilitation retraining, software reviews, and printed source code to allow
readers to program new applications.
Journal of Special Education Technology
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37203
Quarterly journal which has information, research, and reports on innovative
practices applicable to educational technology.
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
American Federation for the Blind
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Research journal on issues related to visual impairment and blindness.
Includes research reviews, application papers, and articles on special topics
(including assistive technology). Published monthly, except July and August.
Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled
45 Shepard Avenue E., Suite 801
Toronto, ON M2N 5W9
Quarterly journal which contains a technology section as well as other
regular sections that highlight books and articles of interest to the rehab
Special Education Resource Center
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Outlines the Center's inservice activities, lists new acquisitions, provides
bibliographies for research and additional information on educational
resources for parents, educators, and others.
Special Education Report
110 King Street, Suite 444
Alexandria, VA 22314
Bi-weekly newsletter containing information about federal, state, and local
efforts to educate special education children. Covers new laws and
regulations, court cases, and funding.
Technology and Learning
330 Progress Road
Dayton, OH 45439
(800) 543-4383 (800) 523-4625
Newsletter aimed toward computer use in education and administration of
schools and colleges.
Sensory Access Foundation
385 Sherman Avenue, Suite #2
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(415) 329-0430 (voice)
(415) 329-0433 (TDD)
Bimonthly newsletter with information regarding technology and vision
impairment. Includes new product announcements, product reviews, and
consumer information. Available in print and audio tape.
Word from Washington
United Cerebal Palsy Association
Mail Process Center
P.O. Box 879
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Bimonthly newsletter devoted to policy issues of interest to persons with
disabilities. Includes analyses and updates on regulations, legislations,
and other federal government measures.