ERIC Number: ED227774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Cost Effective Ideas for Serving Disabled Students on Campus.
Forman, Susan Bardellini; And Others
Considerations for determining the cost effectiveness of campus programs and devices for disabled students and examples of current programs/services are presented, along with planning strategies and selected annotated resources. Specific questions that should be considered in initiating a program or purchasing equipment are listed. Programs that illustrate specific practical ideas that have been successful and cost effective are as follows: transportation program, targeted fund-raising, low technology aid, peer counseling, attendant care, vibrating alarm system, wireless frequency modulated (FM) amplification, volunteer readers, and efficient use of readers and interpreters. Contact people are listed with each of these ideas, which are only one component of the overall program to provide physical and program access for students and others with disabilities at the institutions. The type of planning group that is needed on campuses and the use of existing services facilities, with adaptations, are discussed, and the importance of long-range planning is emphasized. Lastly, 12 resource publications are briefly described. (SW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Ancillary School Services, College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Deaf Interpreting, Disabilities, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Program Development, Sensory Aids, Student Personnel Services
Higher Education and the Handicapped Resource Center, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education and the Handicapped Resource Center.