ERIC Number: ED197211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Access to Vocational Education. A Planning System for Local Secondary and Post-Secondary Program and Facility Accessibility. Step 1: Identifying Barriers.
Rice, Eric; And Others
This guidebook focuses on the first of five steps included in a planning system for improving local secondary and postsecondary program and facilities accessibility: identifying barriers. The first five sections of the booklet are comprised of self-instructional descriptions of five needs-assessment procedures that can be used to identify barriers: (1) surveys and questionnaires, (2) nominal group technique, (3) Delphi technique, (4) outside experts, and (5) community impressions. Section 6 provides seven sample surveys which have been demonstrated to be valid and reliable instruments for identifying and assessing barriers to vocational education programs and facilities. The final portion comprises the bulk of the guidebook and contains an architectural accessibility survey. There are six sections in the survey, each covering different parts of the site and building: site, entrances, vertical circulation, building products, functional spaces, and special services. In addition to these six sections, two modules are included for separate surveys which may apply to any or all of the six sections; these two modules focus on accessibility routes and doors. (LRA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrator Guides, Building Design, Buildings, Disabilities, Educational Facilities, Educational Planning, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Physical Mobility, Postsecondary Education, Programed Instructional Materials, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Structural Elements (Construction), Surveys, Systems Approach, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.; Barrier Free Environments, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
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