Chris AbbotBruna PintoDébora LeiteFernanda Moraes
“Previous generations have grown up in a world circumscribed by text” “ …contemporary texts are more likely to privilege the image in ways which are new, but also in ways which provoke debate.
Peter... has an autistic spectrum disorder and ishyperlexic. He is a very fluent reader but althoughhe is able to read anything, even very complexmaterial, he has no understanding of what wordsmean. Staff at his school added symbols to histexts, from which he has been able to learn whatthe text is about and to begin to read with someunderstanding. (Abbot 2000a:10)
Schools Centers for people with special needs
Many people of those people who have most to gain from such technologies are often those least able to get access to them.
“ Recognize that the present generation of young people expect their learning resources to be multimedia, individualized and not over-reliant on word-based text. “
ABBOTT, C. Writing the visual: the use of graphicsymbols in onscreen texts. p.31-46. In: SNYDER,I. Silicon literacies. London, New York: Routledge.2006ACE Centre advisory trust. Disponível em:http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/acecent/html/res02.html accessed on May 1st, 2012