ERIC Number: ED316985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-24
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Technology Access Program. Think People...Think Technology.
VanBiervliet, Alan; And Others
This document consists of a grant proposal describing the planned Arkansas Technology Access Program. The purpose of the program is to create and support a consumer-responsive, statewide system for enabling Arkansans with disabilities to access needed technologies. The goals of the program are to: (1) develop an on-going consumer-driven technology planning and evaluation system; (2) develop a statewide technology information/service system; (3) establish a marketing and public awareness campaign to promote the benefits and use of technology for persons with disabilities; (4) facilitate the development and expansion of technology access centers; (5) develop coordinated training activities for consumers, their families, professionals, employers and the general public concerning technology-related services; (6) create a statewide system for equipment exchange of used assistive devices; (7) improve interagency cooperation in the development of consumer-responsive policies and procedures regarding technology services; (8) establish a network of community-based technology specialists for consumers and their families; and (9) develop, implement, and evaluate a user-to-user network involving consumers providing information and support to one another. The proposal details program philosophy, process, needs assessment, goals and objectives, evaluation, management plan, and coordination. Contains 29 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agencies, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Consumer Education, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Electronic Equipment, Grants, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Needs Assessment, Program Proposals, Rehabilitation, State Programs, State Surveys, Technical Assistance, Technology
Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services, P.O. Box 1437, Little Rock, AR 72203.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Human Services, Little Rock. Div. of Rehabilitation Services.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas