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ICT AND THE SPECIAL NEEDS Specialist Technologies (sometimes known as Adaptive Technologies) are special equipment and software, which help a person use ICT when otherwise they would not be able to do so.

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Tabrez Akhtar 11E ICT AND THE SPECIAL NEEDS Specialist Technologies (sometimes known as Adaptive Technologies) are special equipment and software, which help a person use ICT when otherwise they would not be able to do so. This is a refreshable Braille display; this is vital for those with visual impairment because it helps them 'read' the information on the screen. The keyboard is full of dots and helps the person feel and find the letter they need. This is a screen reader, this is again vital for those with visual impairment because the contents of the screen are read aloud, this enables them to know if they have entered the correct data or not. This is a voice recognition system; this converts spoken input into text and keystrokes. ...read more.

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Stephen wanted to do Mathematics, although his father would have preferred medicine. Mathematics was not available at University College, so he did Physics instead. After three years and not very much work he was awarded a first class honours degree in Natural Science. Stephen then went on to Cambridge to do research in Cosmology, there being no-one working in that area in Oxford at the time. His supervisor was Denis Sciama, although he had hoped to get Fred Hoyle who was working in Cambridge. After gaining his Ph.D. he became first a Research Fellow, and later on a Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. After leaving the Institute of Astronomy in 1973 Stephen came to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and since 1979 has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics. ...read more.

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He referred him to a specialist, and shortly after his 21st birthday, He went into hospital for tests. He was in for two weeks, during which he had a wide variety of tests. After all that, they didn't tell him what he had. The realisation that he had an incurable disease, that was likely to kill him in a few years, was a bit of a shock. However, while he had been in hospital, he had seen a boy he never knew die of leukaemia, in the bed opposite him. It had not been a pretty sight. Clearly there were people who were worse off than him. At least his condition didn't make him feel sick. Whenever he feels sorry for himself he remembers that boy. He was at a loose end, not knowing what was going to happen to him or how rapidly the disease would spread. The doctors told him to go back to Cambridge and carry on with his research. ...read more.

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