ERIC Number: ED025068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The COMSTAC Report: Standards for Strengthened Services.
Koestler, Frances A., Ed.
Printed in large type and intended for agencies serving blind and visually handicappe" persons, the report reviews the accomplishments of the Commission on Standards and Accreditation of Services for the Blind (COMSTAC) and the organizational structure plans for its replacement body, the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped. Statements on policies and principles treat confidentiality, fees, and non-discrimination, which are incorporated into the following 12 standards reports by a system of cross-reference. The five sets of standards for administration concern agency function and structure, financial accounting and service reporting, personnel administration and volunteer service, physical facilities, and public relations and fund raising. Seven standards reports for service programs consider the areas of education, library, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation centers, sheltered workshops, social services, and vocational services. Each set of standards is preceded by an index of its contents and followed by an appendix of references. A directory lists periodicals, publishers, and reference sources. (Author/LE)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Agencies, Blindness, Confidential Records, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Services, Facilities, Financial Policy, Library Services, Nondiscriminatory Education, Partial Vision, Personnel, Public Relations, Rehabilitation Centers, Sheltered Workshops, Social Services, Standards, Tuition, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, Suite 501, 84 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10011.
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Standards and Accreditation of Services for the Blind, New York, NY.