ERIC Number: ED048690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Mobility Project with Blind Public School Students and Other Selected Rehabilitation Clients. Final Report.
Keller, George W.
The demonstration project described was designed to demonstrate the value of teaching modern mobility techniques to legally blind public school students and other vocational rehabilitation clients beyond school age. Twenty-four of the 40 persons receiving intensive mobility training were considered rehabilitated during the project. It is noted that the project probably influenced the school systems involved (Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Maryland) in their decisions to employ mobility specialists for blind students, and that the Maryland Division of Vocational Rehabilitation also incorporated the position of mobility instructor in its program of services to the blind. Several typical case summaries are presented as examples of the work accomplished in the project. It is concluded that, while no really new or unusually significant results emerged from the study, the recognition and acceptance of mobility as an area needing special attention constitutes a worthwhile achievement. (Author/KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.