ERIC Number: ED168866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Science and Technology in the Service of the Physically Handicapped, Volume I.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Medical Sciences.
This report of the Committee on National Needs for the Rehabilitation of the Physically Handicapped focuses on the current problems in the field, the areas in which additional knowledge is needed, and directions in which the society and government should move both with respect to the acquisition of knowledge and a more effective organization of effort. Listed among recommendations is that for major areas of disability. A comprehensive national overview should be developed outlining in full its demography, national cost, and related social and organizational structure. Rehabilitation is discussed in terms of the medical and social framework, demography, organizations and programs, the policy picture, and economics. A section on the state of the art in science and technology and their application covers research and development, blindness and low vision, hearing and speech, manipulation and locomotion, and basic neuroscience and rehabilitation. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Policy, Needs Assessment, Physical Disabilities, Policy, Program Descriptions, Rehabilitation Counseling, Research Needs, Technology
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, VA 22161 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Medical Sciences.
Note: For related documents, see SE 026 968 and ED 151 996; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document