ERIC Number: ED234173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Feasibility Study and Development of a Program to Train Visually Impaired Students in Computer Programming. Final Report.
A two-phase study investigated the employment opportunities for visually impaired computer programers and the practicality of training them at a community/junior college. Activities during phase 1 included an employer survey to determine employment opportunities, a department chairperson survey, a blind programer survey, development of profiles and task analysis, request for literature pertaining to the training of blind programers from training centers, gathering of literature on special training devices, and compilation of estimated costs and building requirements. During phase 2, a program to train visually impaired computer programers was developed. A list of subjects to be taught was developed, and a 21-month curriculum was designed. Recommendations were also made regarding entry-level criteria, special devices and equipment, personnel, building space requirements, special training for instructional personnel, special services for visually impaired students, job placement, and public relations. (Appendixes, amounting to well over one-half of the report, include instruments, a profile of a programer, data processing subject objectives, curriculum and catalog descriptions, entry-level criteria, a list of special devices and equipment, and two quarterly reports.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: San Antonio Coll., TX.