ERIC Number: ED198766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The College Student with a Disability: A Faculty Handbook.
Smith, Lynn M.
A guide to the instruction of students with disabilities is presented to enhance learning in a college or university setting. Various adjustments that can be made in the environment or in teaching style are suggested. The following categories of disabled students are addressed: blind students, partially sighted students, deaf or hearing-impaired students, students who use wheelchairs, learning disabled students, speech impaired students, students who have had an ostomy, students with spina bifida, students with multiple sclerosis, and students with muscular dystrophy. Specific topics include: the use of readers, brailled books, audio tape recorded books, and recent aids by blind students; test administration to blind students; the use of large print books, a closed-circuit TV magnifier, and large print typewriter for partially sighted students; the use of sign language, fingerspelling, hearing aids; self-carbon notetaking pads, interpreters, and captioned films by the hearing impaired or deaf; barriers to the student in a wheelchair and the need for a curb cut or ramp; information processing difficulties of the learning disabled student; and types of speech impairments and aids for persons who cannot speak at all. Hints for teachers to facilitate the participation of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in (and out of) the classroom and generalizations about the classroom needs of students who use wheelchairs are presented. A glossary of equipment and other terms, a chart of the American Manual Alphabet and the Braille Alphabet, and a list of resources for postsecondary educators are among the appendices. (SW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Architecture, Audiovisual Aids, Braille, College Students, Deaf Interpreting, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Electromechanical Aids, Hearing Aids, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Large Type Materials, Learning Disabilities, Low Vision Aids, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Reading, Sensory Aids, Special Health Problems, Speech Handicaps, Structural Elements (Construction), Student Needs, Tactile Adaptation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.