ERIC Number: ED209869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Accessibility to Laboratories and Equipment for the Physically Handicapped: A Handbook for Vocational Education Personnel.
Erekson, Thomas L.; And Others
Intended to assist Illinois educational personnel to provide vocational education services for students with physical disabilities, the handbook's eight sections focus on program and facility modification to accommodate physically disabled students in regular vocational education programs. Section I introduces the topic, provides an historical perspective, and describes the "Accessibility Decision Making" model. Section II describes specific disabling conditions: hearing and vision disabilities, disabilities of the nervous system, musculoskeletal disabilities, other health disabilities, and multiple disabilities. Section III, on assessment of the physically disabled student, considers teacher made assessment instruments and assessment by interview and observation. The next three sections offer specific guidelines and diagrams for accessibility to school buildings, vocational labs, and equipment. Section VII provides suggested techniques for teaching physically disabled students with hearing disabilities, visual disabilities, orthopedic disabilities, and consciousness disabilities (usually epilepsy and diabetes). The final section provides a listing of resources including materials in print; organizations; equipment suppliers; Illinois agencies (concerned with vocational education, special education, and rehabilitative services); and funding sources. Also included is a booklet containing a condensed version of the Accessibility Standards developed by the Capital Development Board under Public Act 79-978, "Facilities for the Handicapped Act". (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.; Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Coll. of Education.