ERIC Number: ED307766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May-10
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on Assistive Devices for Americans with Disabilities. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Some forms of assistive device technology are not available to many disabled children or adults because there is not a centralized system to link the technology with those who need it. This hearing explores ways to promote widespread availability of assistive devices. Examined are types of devices, the costs of such devices, methods of disseminating information about the devices, and the role of the states in coordinating distribution. Included are statements, letters, and supplemental materials from: (1) Congressional Representative Major Owens; (2) government agency representatives from General Services Administration, Office of Technology Assessment, Vermont Rehabilitation Engineering Center, and Central Pennsylvania Special Education Regional Resource Center; (3) private organizations, including Deafpride Interpreting Service, United Cerebral Palsy, Association for Retarded Citizens, American Foundation for the Blind, Electronics Industry Foundation, Self-Help for Hard of Hearing, Council for Exceptional Children, Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, and National Easter Seal Society; and (4) private citizens, including a woman with deafness, a young boy with cerebral palsy, and his mother. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Costs, Disabilities, Hearings, Normalization (Handicapped), Sensory Aids, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Note: Serial No. 100-102. Some pages contain small print.