ERIC Number: ED125579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Training Blind and Visually Handicapped Computer Programmers.
Charlston, Stewart E.; And Others
The state of California and System Development Corporation have developed, implemented, and evaluated a training program in computer programing for the blind and visually impaired. Students are selected according to general aptitude, interests, general intelligence, previous educational achievement, health, and personal qualities. The eight-month course in programing involves 120 classroom hours per month. The curriculum is modular to allow flexibility in introducing new computer technology and languages as they become available. Students record lectures on tape recorders. Closed circuit television systems for low-vision persons and the Optacon for the totally blind are also used. Recorded and brailled reference materials are available to the students, and classroom handouts are reproduced on a braille duplicator. Student retention in the program and job placement and performance have been successful. (CH)
Descriptors: Blindness, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Programs, Handicapped Students, Instructional Materials, Partial Vision, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Programing, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Rehabilitation, Sacramento.; System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.