ERIC Number: ED201083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Program Accessibility for the Handicapped: A Study of a Planning Model.
The paper reports the development of a set of planning materials (a series of eight booklets) to assist local special and vocational education administrators to overcome barriers to program and facility accessibility for handicapped students in vocational, occupational, and technical education. The project was conducted in three phases: (1) development, field testing, and revision of the planning materials; (2) development and testing of workshop materials to teach the use of the planning process to local and state educational administrators; and (3) planning and implementation of a series of regional dissemination workshops to distribute the materials to every state. Field test findings suggested that, while some revisions were required in the materials before general use, the Planning System was a viable tool for planning for accessibility. The field test also suggested that administrators were ready, willing, and capable of addressing the accessibility issue--particularly if the means for addressing accessibility improved programs, provided for personal growth and advancement, and moved the system toward federal compliance. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980, Session 14.04).