ERIC Number: ED254013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Technology and Handicapped People. Summary.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
The report discusses findings and policy options of a study of technologies for handicapped individuals. An introductory section reviews definitions and demographic aspects of disabilities. Disability-related research and development is addressed in terms of the federal role and private sector involvement. Evaluation of technologies is said to be deficient and the need for a coherent, adequately funded evaluation program is needed at all levels of diffusion and adoption. Issues in resource allocation are briefly addressed. Policy options are set forth for five issues: (1) production, marketing, and diffusion of technologies; (2) involvement of disabled people and other consumers; (3) research, development and evaluation of technologies; (4) financial barriers to the use of technology, and (5) personnel issues. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
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