ERIC Number: ED056709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Standards for Production of Reading Materials for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.
Carroll, Thomas J.; And Others
Despite expanded services, less than one tenth of one per cent of today's total production of reading material is available to the blind or visually handicapped in a form (large print, recorded or tactile) that they can use. As more and more blind people take their place in the trades and professions, the production of quality materials must keep pace. In answer to a widening need for the development of standards for the production of these reading materials, the National Accreditation Council's Commission on Standards gave first priority to the project when undertaking to fulfill its responsibility for updating, refining and expanding the basic standards encompassed by the Commission on Standards and Accreditation of Services for the Blind (COMSTAC). Agencies or groups producing reading materials in any or all of the three forms will find this study a useful adjunct to "The Comstac Report." In addition to improving the quality and variety of materials produced, it aims to increase efficiency and cut down on duplication by encouraging central reporting and interagency cooperation in cataloging and exchanging materials. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.
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