ERIC Number: ED145893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Getting Through College With a Disability; A Summary of Services Available on 500 Campuses for Students With Handicapping Conditions.
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
This guide to college selection for the physically handicapped student summarizes information on the services and policies of 500 two- and four-year colleges. As to each college, it indicates if there are student organizations, offices, financial aid services, or career development services specifically designed for handicapped students, and if the college has classroom/testing location flexibility. For blind or visually handicapped students, it indicates if each college has readers, braille/tape resources, or special orientation programs, and if the college allows guide dogs in classrooms and residence halls. For deaf or hearing impaired students, it indicates if each college provides interpreters or notetaking services. For mobility-impaired students, it indicates if each college provides attendants or transportation, and if wheelchair and equipment repair are available on campus or nearby. The manual also includes descriptions of the general directories of undergraduate and graduate schools; the addresses of individuals, organizations, and offices identified as having primary responsibility for assisting handicapped students at their colleges or universities; and a list of governor's committees on employment of the handicapped for the fifty states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. (RT)
Descriptors: Blindness, College Choice, Community Colleges, Counseling, Deafness, Directories, Employment Opportunities, Handicapped Students, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, National Surveys, Organizations (Groups), Physical Disabilities, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.