ERIC Number: ED164929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Study and Evaluation Guide/1977 Edition. Section D-2A: Orientation and Mobility Services.
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.
This self-study and evaluation guide on orientation and mobility services is one of 28 guides designed for organizations undertaking a self-study as part of the process for accreditation from the National Accreditation Council (NAC) for agencies serving the blind and visually handicapped. Provided are lists of standards to be appraised by the self-evaluation teams on the extent to which the organization meets the standards (excellent, satisfactory, adequate, poor, minimal, and not applicable). Areas of standards considered are planning and structure (e.g., philosophy, purpose), personnel (e.g., qualifications, supervision), service program, (e.g., specialist-trainee ratios, application process), and evaluation (e.g., frequency, scope). Throughout the guide, space is provided for written comments to be made such as an explanation of a rating or why standard did not apply. The concluding part of the guide provides six questions designed to permit the agency to describe its program for evaluation and indicate plans for improvement of its services. (Other accreditation guides are available--see note.) (JH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Blindness, Check Lists, Guidelines, Professional Services, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation, Standards, Visually Handicapped Mobility
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, 79 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.