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ERIC Number: ED257298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Opening Doors: Employing the Disabled.
Maurer, Lydia
The handbook is intended to help employers understand barriers to employment of disabled people. Barriers are examined, including attitudinal, physical (architectural, transportation, site, and equipment), policy and practice barriers (interviewing and recruiting), and communication barriers. Suggestions and guidelines for dealing with the barriers are offered. Six types of disabilities are examined and guidelines offered for interaction: learning disabilities, hearing impairments, epilepsy, mobility impairments, mental retardation, and visual impairments. Approaches to preparing coworkers are noted along with a series of mini-activities allowing people to express their feelings about disabilities through role playing. A bibliography and glossary are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Career and Vocational Education.; Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper based on handbook was presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985). For a related document, see EC 172 725.