ERIC Number: ED224988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Making Industrial Education Facilities Accessible to the Physically Disabled. A Professional Monograph.
Shackelford, Ray; Henak, Richard
This monograph focuses on the design of accessible industrial education facilities for individuals with physical disabilities. In chapter 1 accessibility is defined, and three significant pieces of federal legislation regarding the equality of educational opportunities for special needs populations are discussed. The role of industrial education in mainstreaming students with physical handicaps is also addressed. A modification system for improving the interface between the learner and the built environment is then described in detail. Each of four sections in the system--system inputs, process of making safe modifications, system outputs, and evaluation--and their major elements are considered. Chapter 2 focuses on facility modifications to consider when improving the interface. The following kinds of modifications are discussed: maneuvering in space, approaching machines and equipment, obtaining tools and supplies, transporting tools and supplies, manipulating controls, and facilitating communication. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Design Requirements, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Industrial Education, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Structural Elements (Construction)
American Industrial Arts Association, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Industrial Arts Association, Reston, VA.