ERIC Number: ED315973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Managing End User Computing for Users with Disabilities.
General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation.
This handbook presents guidelines to assist federal Information Resources Managers in applying computer and related information technology to accommodate users with disabilities. It discusses managing the end user environment, assessing accommodation requirements, and providing end user tools and support. The major portion of the document consists of 15 appendices divided into three sections. A section on accommodation resources presents checklists for assessing computer and telecommunications needs; describes information resources in the federal government sector, other governmental levels, and the private sector; describes telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDD); lists federal agency TDD numbers; and offers a brief list of computer accommodation publications. A section on policy and regulatory information includes government regulations concerning electronic office equipment accessibility, continuity of computer accommodation when replacing automated equipment, and transfer of specialized equipment used by handicapped federal employees. A final section lists computer accommodation hardware and software add-ons available in the marketplace, including input devices, output devices, telecommunications devices, and robotic devices. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computers, Disabilities, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Employees, Hearing Impairments, Information Technology, Microcomputers, Needs Assessment, Physical Disabilities, Public Policy, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation.