ERIC Number: ED247663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Applications of Telecommunications Technology to Services for Individuals with Disabilities. Rehabilitation Research Review #7.
Bruyere, Suzanne M.
The paper reviews 268 studies and publications (dated from 1975 to 1983) related to the application of telecommunications technology to rehabilitation. Technologies examined were applications of television (cable, closed circuit, interactive, instructional television, fixed service, and broadcast); satellite; radio; and telephone. Documents are organized according to the following categories: consumer applications (such as television captioning and cable TV to reach homebound and disabled groups); special education applications (including television to facilitate prosocial behavior of withdrawn or disturbed children and career education programming); education and training applications (such as inservice training, parent education, and vocational education); agency applications (including public relations and community outreach); and media image applications (primarily television programming to promote positive attitudes toward persons with disabilities). Six recommendations are offered, including suggestions for a central information center for current information on telecommunications applications and stress on the human engineering side of technology. The references are presented alphabetically by author and include information on titles, source, date, page and a brief annotation. (CL)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Captions, Closed Circuit Television, Communications Satellites, Disabilities, Mass Media, Public Television, Radio, Special Education, Telecommunications, Telephone Communications Systems, Television, Vocational Rehabilitation
National Rehabilitation Information Center, The Catholic University of America, 4407 Eighth St., N.E., Washington, DC 20017 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. National Rehabilitation Information Center.; National Council on Rehabilitation Education.