ERIC Number: ED316982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Access for Arkansans: Project TAARK. Proceedings of the Planning Conference Held at DeGray Lodge (DeGray State Park, Arkansas, March 22-23, 1989).
VanBiervliet, Alan; Parette, Howard P., Jr.
The Technology Access for Arkansans (TAARK) project has focused on identifying the need for and quality of technology provisions for the disabled in the state, disseminating information, and developing a state plan. This paper summarizes meetings held by six study groups formed to facilitate the planning process. Each group was assigned a specific task relevant to the general outcomes conceptualized for the project. This document presents for each group a statement of the task, procedures used, a summary, and conclusions and recommendations. The Personnel Issues Study Group examined issues relevant to personnel training needs regarding technology in Arkansas. The National Service Delivery Models Study Group reviewed and evaluated existing service delivery models addressing the technology needs of persons with disabilities. The Information Dissemination and Public Awareness Study Group examined issues related to public awareness of technology and technology-related services in Arkansas. The Legislation and Administrative Policies Study Group considered which, if any, legislation existed at both the state and federal levels that supported technology-related assistance for persons with disabilities. The Public and Private Funding Issues Study Group considered the principal conditions (such as fragmentation of funding among public and private sectors) which impede funding for technology and services for people with disabilities. Finally, the Consumer Needs Study Group developed a systematic process for obtaining consumer information to facilitate planning efforts. Six tables detail some study group findings. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrative Policy, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Consumer Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Electronic Equipment, Financial Support, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Legislation, Needs Assessment, Personnel, Rehabilitation, State Programs, State Surveys, Technical Assistance, Technology
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas Governor's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Little Rock.; Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. University-Affiliated Program.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. Center for Research on Teaching and Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas