Computer camp for the handicapped and their family members
With the rapid development of information technology and its increasing in all fields of life and work, there are practically no more workplaces without computer possibilities. In Slovenija everyone but the handicapped has a chance to join a computer class satisfying his interests. At the “Jožef Stefan” Institute, we made appropriate modifications to existing computer literacy programs to meet the special education needs of some children. We prepared a computer camp for handicapped children and their family members. The aim of this camp was to link the knowledge and first experience in computer use with their everyday needs. We found that it is important to introduce children's family members to various possibilities as to how the computer can become a useful tool in study, creative work and daily life. By inviting family members to join the camp, we encourage them to involve themselves in this process.
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