ERIC Number: ED118886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Modern Vocational Objectives for Severly Disabled Homebound Persons: Remote Computer Programming, Microfilm Equipment Operations, and Data Entry Processes: A Final Report.
Shworles, Thomas R.
The project (1968-1973) was undertaken to demonstrate job and earning potential for competitive work of homebound and/or severely disabled persons who otherwise have not benefited from rehabilitation programs as they conventionally exist. In the lifetime of this project, three companies were formed: An non-emergency transportation service for the handicapped, a microfilm service bureau, and a data processing software company. Owned and managed by homebound severly disabled persons, these companies were developing, producing, and distributing goods and services for their community. Established by three young (ages 23-27) wheelchairbound men, the companies employed 47, were in business for 5 years, and were grossing approximately $300,000 during the last year of the project. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Business, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Data Processing, Employment Potential, Homebound, Microfilm, Office Machines, Participant Characteristics, Personnel Selection, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Programing, Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-245 320; HC $10.00, MF $2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.