ERIC Number: ED116381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-29
Reference Count: N/A
ISAARE: Information System for Adaptive, Assistive, and Recreational Equipment: An Introduction and Instructions: Locator.
Melichar, Joseph F.
An introductory overview of the Information System for Adaptive, Assistive and Recreational Equipment (ISAARE) is accompanied by the locator index containing information on 666 types of equipment for physically handicapped students. It is explained that the federally funded program was designed to improve the information base with which school personnel select, locate and purchase adaptive and assistive equipment. Components of the system are said to include a glossary, outline index, and locator. Provided is a description of setting up and implementing the system, including acquiring manufacturers' catalogues and updating information. In the locator, an alphabetic, outline, and manufacturer's cross index are presented for each of six functional categories: existence (including feeding, elimination and protection of body surfaces); communication (including verbal and nonverbal expression); insitu motion (including static positioning and movement); travel (including nonambulatory horizontal and vertical transfer); adaptation to, and of the environment (including indoor and outdoor conditions); and rehabilitation (including testing, exercise, and training). Listed are the names and addresses of 237 manufacturers and distributors. (CL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Electromechanical Aids, Equipment, Exceptional Child Education, Exceptional Child Services, Glossaries, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Mobility Aids, Physical Disabilities, Sensory Aids
United Cerebral Palsy Association, 7117 S.E. Harold Street, Portland, Oregon 97206 ($32.50 for Introduction thru Volume VI)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Adaptive Systems Corp., San Mateo, CA.
Note: For other volumes in this series, see EC 080 753 and 754