ERIC Number: ED186061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Policy Pertaining to the Reception of Visually Handicapped Students by Dawson College.
Bissonnette, Leo; Zawilski, Jan
The major objective of this study is to produce specific policy recommendations aimed at improving the quality of the educational experience of visually handicapped students at Dawson College. The first section of the report focuses on Bill 9, "An Act to secure the handicapped in the exercise of their rights," in order to establish the nature of Dawson's legal commitment to the visually handicapped. Next, broad guidelines in keeping with the intention of the law are presented, including: (1) Dawson should accept all visually handicapped persons into its program when they meet entrance requirements; (2) Dawson should ensure that, once admitted, the student is not put at a disadvantage by his/her visual handicap vis-a-vis the successful completion of the courses in which the student is enrolled; (3) Dawson should take measures to facilitate the integration of visually handicapped students into the communal life of the college. The next section of the study outlines the problems and needs of visually handicapped students, many of which are common to all Colleges de Education General et Professional students. Finally, specific recommendations are proposed to tackle problems in the areas of the physical environment, academic problems in and outside of the classroom, student services, and extra-curricular activities. (AYC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrative Policy, Extracurricular Activities, Information Dissemination, Legal Responsibility, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, School Responsibility, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship, Student Personnel Services, Student Problems, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dawson Coll., Montreal (Quebec).
Note: Appendices were deleted due to irreproducibility