ERIC Number: ED224511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Data Summary Sheet: Disabled Student Project.
Corrado, Thomas J.; Colfer, Mary Ellen
A study was conducted by the Two-Year College Development Center to determine to what extent two-year colleges in New York provided services or aids to assist disabled students in occupational programs and the quality of these accommodations. Specifically, the study sought to obtain demographic information about disabled students (e.g., sex, age, employment and full-/part-time status, and type of disability); to identify instructional problems encountered by the students; and to determine students' awareness and use of and satisfaction with 36 instructional and instructor-related accommodations available to them. Study findings, based on questionnaires completed by 171 disabled students from 19 colleges, indicated: (1) 40% of the students were mobility disabled and 19% had multiple disabilities; (2) 31% of the respondents were enrolled in business and office education and 17% in trade, industrial, and service education; (3) the major instructional problems identified were the time limit on exams, difficulties in labs and workshops, and discussion classes; (4) most respondents had never used many of the available accommodations; (5) the most used accommodations were extra personal help, tape recorders, and tutors; and (6) extra personal help, different time allotments, study guides or notes, and tape recorders were used by at least 10% of the students in all of their courses. Survey responses are analyzed by disability type in the study report. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Speech Handicaps, State Surveys, Student Problems, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York