ERIC Number: ED333686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Checklists for Implementing Accessibility in Computer Laboratories at Colleges and Universities.
Berliss, J. R.
This paper discusses the issue of providing equitable access to computer equipment for disabled students in postsecondary education. Potential access problems may exist in the areas of input, output, environment, and documentation/support/training. Five checklists are provided that focus on generic strategies to fully or partially cover the needs of the majority of users with disabilities. The first checklist covers team preparation for development of campus adaptive computing services, while the other four cover different levels of implementation (low cost/short implementation time measures, moderate cost/moderate implementation time measures, annual budget measures, and long-term planning measures). For students requiring equipment that is highly individualized and specialized, it is recommended that a contingency fund be created to acquire necessary adaptations and that funds be pooled among a number of institutions and equipment acquired be made available to each institution. Appendixes list sources of general information, computer access guidelines information, product information, and alternative funding information, as well as disability-related organizations and organizations/conferences relating to computers and disability. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Check Lists, Computer Centers, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Disabilities, Equal Facilities, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Program Development
University of Wisconsin, TRACE Research & Development Center, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Note: A product of the Trace Research and Development Center on Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals.