ERIC Number: ED307773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Legislative Needs Assessment Concerning Persons Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired.
Mann, James W.; And Others
The report is a legislative needs assessment for persons who are blind and visually impaired in Mississippi. The first chapter presents an overview of the project. Chapter 2 summarizes federal legislation concerning persons who are blind and visually impaired. Chapter 3 reviews the methodology used to analyze state legislation and provides a brief summary of current Mississippi law. Chapter 4 presents findings and recommendations for legislative changes affecting services for this population. Recommendations are grouped into the following areas: administration, education, blindness registry, prevention of blindness, independent living, and blind-made products. Many recommendations include sample legislative texts from other states. Additional program areas not currently reflected in Mississippi laws are also recommended. These include children's services, professional preparation, information services, reader services, home services, the multi-handicapped blind, housing, facility safety, affirmative action, loan funds, voting rights, and eye services. An extensive bibliography is organized into sections on sources of information, federal laws, Mississippi state laws, and citations for laws cited in the recommendations. Appendices list agencies in the various states responsible for administering vocational rehabilitation programs and agencies in the states responsible for jurisdiction of schools for the blind and deaf. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University. Research and Training Center for the Handicapped.; Mississippi Law Research Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi