Sites for Special Needs

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* The British Dyslexia Association Computer Committee http:www.dur.ac.ukdot7dahome.html * CANDO, the Careers Advisory Network on Disability Opportunities http:www.comp.lancs.ac.ukuni-servicescareerscando

* The Communication Aids for Language and Learning Centre: http:call-centre.cogsci.ed.ac.ukCallHome * DeafUK http:www.wlv.ac.ukwwwdeptsslesdeafuk * Deaf World Web http:deafworldweb.orgdeafworld * The Dyslexia Archivehttp:www.hensa.ac.ukdyslexia.html * The Multimedia Enabling Technologies Grouphttp:met.open.ac.uk * National Council for Educational Technologyhttp:ncet.csv.warwick.ac.uk Teaching and learning with information technology. Linksto special needs co-ordinators

* Information Exchange Web pages - for special educational needs co-ordinators in schools. For more details, e-mail: senco project@ncet.org.uk * The Royal National Institute for the Blind http:www.rnib.org.uk * Scottish Sensory Centre, including links to the Visual Impairment Service and the Deaf Education Database: http:call-centre.cogsci.ed.ac.ukSSCSSCHome.html

Electronic mailing lists

* Mailbase manages a large number ofelectronic mailing lists. Mailbase has been developed at Newcastle University and iscentrally funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee for higher education in England, Scotland and Wales and the Department of Education for Northern Ireland.

Mailing lists managed by Mailbase with a special needs focus * Dis-forumFor disabled students and their support staff, for discussion of the 93 94 Higher Education Special Initiatives.

* Downs researchThis list discusses research on the social and cognitive functioning of children and adolescents with Down'ssyndrome.

* Senco-forumThis list is for researchers, students, teachers and others interested in supporting pupils with specialeducational needs.

* For more information on Mailbase, e-mail: Mailbase-helpline@mailbase. ac.uk web site: http:www.mailbase.ac.uk * For a Mailbase userreference card send the message: send mailbase user-card as the sole text of an e-mail message to: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk * CCTA, the Government Centre for Information Services manages a discussion list called Able Collaborative Open Group which looks at the "options, benefits and problems for peoplewith disabilitiesusing the informationsuperhighway".

* For more information about the Collaborative Open Group discussion lists send the message: "help" to majordomo@ccta.gov.uk.Web site: http:www.open.gov.ukContact for Able COG: Richard WestE-mail: R.West@ccta.gov.uk

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