ERIC Number: ED238392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-20
Reference Count: 0
Project SCS (Special Communication Services).
Curtis, John A.
This extensive report describes and provides documentation on Special Communications Services for the Sensory Impaired (SCS), a Virginia-based telecommunications delivery system developed by the Center for Excellence, Inc. (CenTex), to provide information and entertainment broadcasting services to the visually handicapped, the hearing impaired, the deaf/blind, the aged, and the homebound. A six-section descriptive report provides: (1) a project summary; (2) information on marketing analysis, strategies, and results; (3) systems concept strategies, engineering delivery-system capabilities, and service distribution scope; (4) the CenTex Continuing Evaluation and Service Improvement Programs; (5) funding sources and operating procedures likely to assure the delivery of needed SCS services; and (6) regulatory, legal, political, and other barriers to SCS operational efficiency and economic viability. Following the report, twelve pieces of supporting documentation are provided: how to establish and operate a radio reading service, recommendations for the recruitment of SCS volunteers, current SCS user program guide, SCS evening program guide, SCS engineering report, CenTex's SCS evaluation report, CenTex's SCS survey recommendations and responses, SCS press recognition, SCS volunteer newsletter, chamber of commerce listings of SCS fellow public service entities, instructional management procedures for handicapped students, and an Association of Radio Reading Services directory. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Excellence, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.
Identifiers: Radio Reading Service; Telecommunications Demonstration Project; Virginia
Note: Some appendices will not reproduce well. Supporting document number 13, on SCS Fiscal Operations, removed prior to processing.