ERIC Number: ED210080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Disabled Students in Vocational Education Programs: Los Angeles Community Colleges, 1981-1982--Success.
This report reviews efforts by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to meet the needs of handicapped students in its vocational education programs. The report begins with a summary of district statistics and California and federal legislation regarding access for the disabled in vocational programs. Part II focuses on the students themselves, describing their disabilities and goals and the types of accommodations, especially in equipment, that have been made for them by LACCD. Part III presents profiles of six disabled students who describe themselves, their aspirations, and their progress toward their goals. Part IV emphasizes the instructors' perspectives as they discuss their reactions to disabled students and the challenges they pose to traditional instructional methods. Special services and programs for the handicapped are enumerated in the next section of the report, including assessment techniques, in-service training for faculty and staff, research and development of appropriate instructional methods, the provision of tutors, interpreters, and readers, special equipment and materials (e.g., voice translation VORTAX), and orthopedic equipment repair. The final section of the report examines employment opportunities for handicapped students in vocational programs and develops examples from Los Angeles area firms including aerospace, computing, electronics, and banking. (KL)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adventitious Impairments, Ancillary School Services, College Faculty, Communication Disorders, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, Hearing Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Special Programs, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Response, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.