ERIC Number: ED291280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Effective Ideas for Serving Disabled Students on Campus. 1985-86 Edition.
Forman, Susan Bardellini; Hartman, Rhona C.
Cost effective approaches for providing services, modifications, and technological devices for disabled college students are discussed. Attention is directed to planning strategies, considerations for determining cost effectiveness, and a variety of ideas actually in use on U.S. campuses. It is noted that the key to cost effectiveness is long range planning. Questions are identified that should be asked about a new or continuing service, product, or device. Programs are described that illustrate specific practical ideas that have been successful and cost effective. Contact persons are listed with each idea. The programs concern: transportation, targeted fund raising, low technology aids, a way to summon help for quadriplegic individuals, peer counseling, attendant care, a vibrating alarm for hearing impaired students, wireless frequency modulated amplification, volunteer readers, and efficient use of readers and interpreters. An annotated bibliography of eight selected resources is also included. (SW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Ancillary School Services, Annotated Bibliographies, College Administration, College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Deaf Interpreting, Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Peer Counseling, Physical Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Sensory Aids, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Note: Fact sheet originally prepared in 1983 with assistance from Michael Zimmerman.