ERIC Number: ED258014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Career Development of Blind and Visually Impaired Persons. Proceedings of the Macfarland Seminar, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Workers for the Blind (Phoenix, Arizona, July 1983).
Graves, William H.; And Others
These seven presentations cover various aspects of career development and employment of the visually impaired. "Career Development Theory Applied to the Delivery of Services to Blind and Visually Impaired Persons" (William H. Graves) describes the Career Development Intervention Strategy model developed by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision. "Career Development in an Educational Context" (Susan Jay Spungin) discusses career education goals and objectives, career educational models, and the status of career development. "Career Planning for the 1980s and 1990s" (James Kesteloot) considers these areas of concern: planning for the future, six steps in career planning, and the RTLT method (resume, telephone call, letter, telephone call) of finding employment. Three workshop presentations follow. "Vocational Assessment for Visually Impaired Persons" (J. Michael Peterson) describes three projects at Mississippi State University intended to improve vocational assessment services. "Job Site Modifications Utilizing Color and Light" (Martha Bagley) presents results of illumination and color studies and lists low vision modifications using color and light. "Industrial Services Programs (ISPs): A New Route to Jobs in the Private Sector for Blind and Severely Visually Impaired Workers" (William H. Graves) briefly describes a demonstration research proect to determine if ISPs might be used to enhance the employability of blind and visually impaired people. The final paper, "Rehabilitation Research Past and Future" (Lawrence A. Scadden), discusses the evolution of this discipline by covering three aspects: technique, content, and impact. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Education, Adults, Blindness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Employment Potential, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Postsecondary Education, Research, Secondary Education, Visual Impairments, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision.