ERIC Number: ED333614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-21
Reference Count: N/A
Disabled Student Access to Postsecondary Education: Update. Report and Recommendations. 1991--Report 3.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
This report examines progress made as well as strategies and programs that promote the postsecondary education and employability of Florida's disabled citizens. Data suggest that less than 1.0% of university students in Florida are reported disabled, while 1.2% of students at the State's community colleges are disabled and 5.9% of school district postsecondary students are disabled. Barriers to educational access include inadequate transportation, funding mechanisms, job opportunities, inaccessible facilities, and attitudes of personnel. Increased funding for the Auxiliary Learning Aids Program is recommended, as is increased commitment by postsecondary institutions to effective career advisement and development of linkages with community job sites. Also recommended is a State-level position to provide information and serve as a focal point for promoting disabled student access and improved data collection on disabled postsecondary students. Twenty-three specific recommendations are offered which address the following areas: statewide coordination of disabled student services; institutional resources and services for disabled students; barriers to disabled student access; employment opportunities; career advisement at community colleges and universities; and resources for disabled students. Appendixes include tables, the disabled student questionnaire and results, and a listing of selected statewide resources for the disabled. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.