ERIC Number: ED252028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
DP Operations and Untapped Talent.
Ebert, T. A.; And Others
The article describes a vocational habilitation program to train mentally disabled persons as electronic data processing (EDP) personnel. An economic rationale for employing disabled individuals is supported with market survey data, and the capabilities of disabled persons are shown in the preliminary results of a pilot EDP training program. Finally, a checklist to evaluate the potential suitability of a data center operation with mentally disabled employees is presented. (CL)
Descriptors: Data Processing Occupations, Electronics, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Mental Retardation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Industrial Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society, 1109 Spring Street, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD 20910 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Industrial Research and Training Centre, Edmonton (Alberta).
Note: In the Proceedings of the Industrial Electrical and Electronic Engineers 1983 Workshop on Computers and Education and Employment of the Handicapped, p.65-69.