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ERIC Number: ED016117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 52
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THE SELECTION, TRAINING, AND PLACEMENT OF BLIND COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS.
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan.
FINDINGS OF A 2-YEAR STUDY ON THE SELECTION, TRAINING, AND EMPLOYMENT OF BLIND PERSONS IN THE COMPUTER RELATED PROFESSIONS ARE REPORTED FOR USE AS A GUIDE FOR THE TEACHER OF COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS, THE EMPLOYER WHO SEEKS TO MAKE USE OF EMPLOYEES' SKILLS, THE REHABILITATION WORKER WHO WILL GUIDE THE BLIND PERSON, AND THE BLIND PERSON WHO CHOOSES THIS PROFESSION. PROGRAMMING FOR BLIND PERSONS IS MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE MOST HIGH SPEED PRINTERS CAN BE MADE TO EMBOSS A READABLE BRAILLE WITHOUT UNDUE MODIFICATIONS. INDIVIDUALS SELECTING THIS WORK SHOULD HAVE THE GENERAL AND INTELLECTUAL QUALITIES FOR WHICH COLLEGE TRAINING IS USUALLY RECOMMENDED, AND THE INDEPENDENCE TO FUNCTION IN COMPETITION WITH SIGHTED INDIVIDUALS. OTHER REQUIREMENTS CONCERN MEDICAL AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL FACTORS, EDUCATION, PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT AND MOBILITY, COMMUNICATIONS ABILITY, INTERESTS, AND GOALS. A THOUSAND HOURS OF TRAINING SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO PREPARE AN AVERAGE BLIND STUDENT FOR THE JOB OF CODER-PROGRAMER. THE JOBS OF PROGRAMMER ANALYST AND SYSTEMS ANALYST REQUIRE MORE TIME AND PROBABLY COLLEGE TRAINING. TRAINING MATERIALS, PROCEDURES, STANDARDS, GUIDELINES FOR JOB INTERVIEWS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PLACEMENT ARE DISCUSSED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan.
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