Thu Sep 3 10:10:11 1998
I am a Senior Girl Scout, working on "The Lure of Language" Interest Project. What hardware there is out there for people with disabilities?
Fri Sep 11 10:56:40 1998
Assistive technology for people with disabilities
Here is a site from NOAA including some info. about Federal gov't. use of assistive technology.
Mon Sep 14 08:26:14 1998
Bibliographer -LC -CRS - LSD
This Site has extensive information and links about assistive technology--both hardware and software--to assist people with disabilities.
Mon Sep 14 08:34:04 1998 from
Disabled link--all one line, but trying to make sure it is clear.
www.computerworld.com/home/features.nsf/all/980909disablinks I realized there wasn't enough space on at least my display window to see the whole line, so I'm reposting.
Sun Oct 4 23:22:51 1998
When I was a Sophomore in college, I applied for a job as a programmer working for a very small company in Fort Walton Beach Florida, that had a proprietary hardware/software alarm monitoring database system. It was based on a computer system called the S-100 bus (IEEE-696 standard), and it was quite a bit different from today's PCs. In those days, you had to buy a particular kind of card for each function you wanted the computer to perform. For instance, if you wanted to run a hard drive, you had to buy the card that would work with the hard drives you purchased. We also made our own proprietary boards, which was a lot of fun. We wrote the code in assember and compiled-basic, then used an EPROM-burner to "burn" the code into PROM chips. The boards were specialized I/O boards that worked with Central Alarm Station monitoring equipment. We had to provide the I/O solution in hardware because the computers of that day weren't fast enough to capture and act upon the information coming in through a normal serial port. We also wanted to protect our system, so we created a part on the board that today would be called a "dongle," but we called it a "globule." We made it by encoding our name and address, as well as some other "secret" information on an EPROM, then we encased the chip in fiberglass Bond-o (an epoxy). The idea was, the chip would be destroyed in the effort to get it out; the main PROM looked for the globule when it started. We protected the main PROM by wiring it onto the printed circuit board (PCB) and sealing the join with solder and Porsche automobile paint. All in all, I had a great time and learned a lot about computers, both hardware and software.
Wed Oct 7 08:19:11 1998
Hardware has changed SO fast that even though I'm 23, and I only first "met" a computer 10 years ago, the first computer I ever used is considered ancient history! I don't think I could say that about any other subject. The first computer I used was a 286, and it had 512k of RAM - that's about half a megabyte. Computers today have up to a few HUNDRED megabytes! ANd at the time, that 1/2 a megabyte was thought to be a -lot-. Amazing, isn't it!
Wed Oct 7 08:35:19 1998
Hardware for people with disabilities
Hardware for people with disabilities includes ... special keyboards for people who have trouble typing, you can get keyboards with big keys (if you have trouble being accurate) or tiny little keys (for if you can move your fingers but not your arms, or to use with a mouthstick), and keyboards that you can type braille into them and regular letters come out ... you can get big trackballs you can use with your feet ... you can get keyboards with pictures instead of letters for people who can't read ... you can get big screens for people with visual problems, or even braille screens for people who are blind and read braille ... you can get switches that are easy to hit with a hand or foot or any other part of your body you can move, they go with special software to put together letters and sentences ... you can get special big or small joysticks ... I've even seen some prototype hardware in the shape of a hand that can do the fingerspelling alphabet!
Mon Apr 5 12:45:04 1999
Mon May 24 16:09:29 1999
Monitor won't use full screen - about 1/2 inch on both sides. A 15 pin connection missing 5 pins. Could the missing pins cause this?
Wed Jun 9 14:49:23 1999
Voodoo3 or Erazor 3??
What´s better? Diamond Voodoo III 3500 or the Elsa Erazor III? What do you mean? Thankz. thelegal
Tue Sep 28 14:06:50 1999
Mon Oct 25 01:05:47 1999
Hard disk FAT, MBR, or whatever it's wrong
I've got a hard disk that doesn't work right. The problem is this: i copy an archive on it an the archive appears changed.Example: "command.com" turns into "command.cnm". Scandisk says its a problem whit the media byte and a copy of the fat. It fixes, but the problem remains and each time scandisk says that i'ts fixed but it isn't. i also tried whit fdisk/mbr, but whitout luck. ¿what can i do? Please some body help me. I don't know what else to do. Thanks
Tue Oct 26 01:40:25 1999
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