ERIC Number: ED215498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Production of Reading Materials. Self Study and Evaluation Guide, 1982 Edition. Section D-7. Revised.
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.
The guide provides accreditation standards for programs which transcribe printed matter into alternate media for blind and visually handicapped persons. Presented in a self study format, the booklet touches upon six aspects of the production of reading materials (sample subtopics in parentheses): planning and organization (administration, copyright permission); personnel (coordinator, supervisors, and instructors); braille transcribing (transcriber training); large type transcribing (transcription assignments, equipment); tape recording (narrators, training, proofreading and correcting); and program evaluation (ongoing evaluation, utilization of findings). Standards emphasize the role of consumers in shaping the services and the importance of adhering to widely accepted procedures for uniformity of format and reliablity of duplicated materials. (CL)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Blindness, Braille, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Materials, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, Tactile Adaptation, Visual Impairments
National Accreditation Council, 79 Madison Ave., Suite 1406, New York, NY 10016 ($2.50, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.