ERIC Number: ED316986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-29
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Technology Access Program: Executive Summary. Think People...Think Technology.
VanBiervliet, Alan; Parette, Howard P., Jr.
This summary of the grant application for the Arkanasas Technology Access Program (ARTAP) briefly describes the process used to develop the ARTAP proposal, the proposal's goals and objectives, and plans for continuation of ARTAP. The consumer-driven planning process and the systems approach to providing appropriate assistive technology and technology-related services for disabled persons in Arkansas are emphasized. The following goals are briefly explained: (1) to develop an ongoing, consumer-driven planning and evaluation system; (2) to develop a coordinated information/service system; (3) to facilitate the development and expansion of Technology Access Centers across the state; (4) to establish a marketing and public awareness campaign to promote the benefits and use of technology for persons with disabilities; (5) to develop coordinated training activities for consumers, their families, professionals, employers and the general public concerning technology-related services; (6) to develop a statewide system for equipment exchange of used assistive devices; (7) to improve interagency cooperation in the development of consumer-responsive policies and procedures regarding technology services; (8) to establish a network of community-based technology specialists responsive to consumers and their families; (9) to develop, implement, and evaluate a user-to-user network. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agencies, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Consumer Education, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Electronic Equipment, Grants, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, 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 - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
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