The aim of this newsletter is to inform you of developments and changes to our major products eLr (Extra Language Resources) and EIA (Enhancing Internet Access). We welcome the opportunity for feedback and questions, and will be pleased to consider including reader contributions and announcements.
This Newsletter is available online at http://www.elr.com.au/news and an email version is sent monthly to members of our mailing list (See Subscribing/Unsubscribing).
In this issue -
We've had to make some changes to our Web site to facilitate mananagement of eLr (Extra Language Resources), and the EIA Browser (Enhancing Internet Access), by our single business entity, ELR Software Pty Ltd. If you regularly use the Web site(s) you may wish to bookmark these revised pages. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The original link http://www.elr.com.au is now the Homepage for ELR Software Pty Ltd and contains links to the eLr and EIA pages. You can go directly to eLr at http://www.elr.com.au/elr.htm, and EIA at http://www.elr.com.au/eiad
We've recently extended the duration of the eLr free trial registrations from 3 to 7 days to provide more time for clinicians to try the materials with clients. Registration for these temporary ID's is available at http://www.elr.com.au/elrtrial.htm. Simply fill in the short form with your email address and a free ID is automatically sent to you.
eLr-Offline is the compiled version of the full eLr Website which will run directly from your computer, without connection to the Internet. A trial version of the fully functional program is available as a free download from http://www.elr.com.au/offline. It is quite a large download, and a few people have reported difficulties with lost connections part way through the process. If you have such repeated problems, please email or phone us, and we will try to sort out what is going on, or send you the program on CD.
We have a number of suggestions about ways clinicians have used eLr. Some of them are listed below:
Using good old carbon paper, can facilitate completion of the Program Goals sheets. I used a clipboard with carbon copy, so that I have a copy of the completed Program goals sheet.This process can be quickly done at the end of the session, or done in stages throughout the session. Just remember to take out the previous client's program before starting on the next one. I've spent many minutes trying to unravel superimposed carbon copies of program goals!
We welcome any feedback - including details of any errors!
We wish to thank all clinicians who responded to our survey last month. We are conducting an eLr Service Delivery Project, which is focusing on use of the Internet (and specifically eLr) in Service Delivery of speech pathology services. The survey requested feedback on the use of the web based eLr, the CD based eLr-Offline, and the affect on service delivery efficiency. It was sent to all clinicians with current subscriptions. We would encourage any clinician who would still like to complete their survey to do so. If you didn't receive a survey and would like to provide us with feedback, please email or phone us.
We met with representatives from about 24 different libraries in Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba and Grafton in March. Thank you to the staff at Lane Cove Library, Logan North Library, State Library of NSW, and Grafton Library for hosting the meetings. At each venue we held a two hour presentation of the EIA Browser, the Internet Tutorial, and the Awareness and Assessment Protocol (AAP). Meeting with such a range of people was beneficial. The varied needs and goals of libraries were discussed, and we were able to listen to suggestions for questions to be included in an ELR Software survey which will be sent to libraries who are using our products. We are hoping the survey will be sent out in July 2001.
A total of seven workshops were held in Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Grafton and Canberra during March and April. We presented eLr, and the EIA Browser, Tutorial and Awareness & Assessment Protocol (AAP). The uses of the AAP and EIA browser to initially introduce clients to the Internet, and the advantages of using the Internet within therapy were discussed. The eLr program was demonstrated, highlighting the new CD based eLr-Offline.
ELR Software will be part of the trade and technology display at the conference. The two day program covers a wide range of topics, and promises to foster fruitful discussion between researchers and providers of technologies related to accessability issues.
The ELR Software team has been investigating use of the Internet in Speech Pathology service delivery. A 30 minute paper, summarizing our service delivery project has been accepted for inclusion in the Module entitled Innovative Service Delivery Models in Education on Tuesday afternoon 22nd May. The paper is entitled: Internet Based Delivery of Speech Pathology Resource Materials A Seiler, R Seiler, A Breakell, C Treverton.
ELR Software will also be participating in the trade display throughout the conference. Materials on display include eLr, EIA Browser, EIA Tutorial, and the EIA Awareness & Assessment Protocol (AAP).
EIA Software Pty Ltd will be participating at both sites with a display of eLr, Touchscreen technology, and the EIA Browser, EIA Tutorial, and the EIA Awareness & Assessment Protocol (AAP).
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