ERIC Number: ED310598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Disabled Access to Technological Advances (DATA) Final Report.
Cress, Cynthia J.
Disabled Access to Technological Advances (DATA) was a 3-year federally funded project to demonstrate how the application of computer technology can increase the employability of severely disabled persons. Services were provided through the integrated efforts of four agencies in Dane County, Wisconsin: an independent living center, a rehabilitation research and engineering center, a vocational rehabilitation organization, and a computer application and training organization for disabled persons. Fourteen clients, most of them with cerebral palsy, were accepted, evaluated, and supplied with apropriate technology, training, support, education, and counseling. The skills learned were then applied in job-related situations, including educational training, trial work, job search, and employment. By the end of the project, six clients were employed in full- or part-time competitive employment directly related to their career goals, three others had completed trial or volunteer work related to their career goals, four clients utilized technology primarily in career-related education and job search, and one client utilized technology only in job search. Appendices include planning forms, client selection criteria, client profile form, client screening checklist, evaluation forms, and individualized action plan forms. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Cerebral Palsy, Employment Potential, Employment Services, Job Training, Microcomputers, Severe Disabilities, Technological Advancement, Vocational Rehabilitation
Trace Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 ($15.15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.; Access to Independence, Inc., Madison, WI.; Computers to Help People, Inc., Madison, WI.
Note: A product of the Trace Research and Development Center on Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals. Appendix G contains light broken print.