ERIC Number: ED316983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Technology Access Program. Summary of the Transportation Needs of Arkansans with Disabilities. Think People...Think Technology.
VanBiervliet, Alan; Parette, Howard P., Jr.
The Technology Access for Arkansans project and the Planning Division of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department cooperated in a survey to determine the transportation needs of disabled persons in the state. Analysis of the 2,201 consumer survey forms returned (approximately 20% of those sent) is provided for the following areas: demographics (all age groups were represented and physical handicap was the most frequently self-reported disability); levels of satisfaction (61% of respondents reported they were satisfied with services related to assistive devices); areas of technology usage and unmet needs (32% reported using technology for "getting around"); travel practices (47% reported traveling 0-20 miles to receive assistive devices/services). An additional survey of approximately 2,200 professionals yielded 458 completed forms for a response rate of about 21%; this survey examined: use of or need for transportation-related technology and information (respondents expressed a need for more information concerning technology and related transportation services); provision of transportation services (almost three-fourths reported providing transportation services); expenditures for transportation services (a wide range of annual expenditures was reported); and projected 5-year replacement needs (greatest need is for vans). Attached tables detail survey responses. One reference. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas Governor's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Little Rock.; Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. University-Affiliated Program.; Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Dept., Little Rock. Planning Dept.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. Center for Research on Teaching and Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas