ERIC Number: ED359672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Future Frontiers in the Employment of Minority Persons with Disabilities. Proceedings of the National Conference (March 28-30, 1990).
Walker, Sylvia, Ed.; And Others
This proceedings reports on a national conference which explored means of eliminating and reducing barriers to employment, educational opportunities, and rehabilitative services for minority individuals with disabilities. Section I, titled "Policy Implications and Future Forecasts," contains five papers with the following titles and authors: "Future Frontiers in the Employment of Minority Persons with Disabilities: NIDRR's Role" (William H. Graves); "Status of Minority Persons with Disabilities: Where Do We Go from Here?" (Howard Moses); "Prevalence, Distribution and Impact of Disability among Ethnic Minorities" (Sylvia Walker and others); "Differences in Rehabilitation Service Utilization Patterns of African Americans and White Americans with Disabilities" (Faye Z. Belgrave and Sylvia Walker); and "Substance Abuse among Physically Disabled Patients in a Hospital Serving Urban Minorities" (Herbert L. Thornhill). Section II, titled "New Frontiers in Multicultural Approaches," includes: "Enhancing Diversity: A Multicultural Employment Perspective" (Lynda R. Campbell); "Hispanics with Disabilities in the Work Force: A Window of Opportunity" (Antonio Suazo); "Vocational Rehabilitation and the American Indian: Where Is the Innovation?" (Jennie R. Joe); and "The Employment of Asian/Pacific Minority Persons with Disabilities" (Alan H. Woo). Section III, "Frontiers in Assistive Technology," offers the following five papers: "Future Frontiers in the Access to Technology" (Robert W. Nicholls); "Hearing To Read: The Kurzweil Reading Machines" (Grace J. Lyons); "What Is Appropriate Technology?" (Jan Galvin and Betsy Phillips); "The Computer: A Vehicle for Access for People with Disabilities" (Susan Boaz); and "Information Technology Program for Persons with Disabilities" (Patrick Sheehan). The final section, "Advancing Frontiers through Collaboration," contains "Bridges to Leadership 2000: Howard University Youth Leadership Training Program" (Sylvia Walker and Satwant Kaur); "Maximizing Potential: The Parents' Role" (Shirley Poindexter Dyer); "America's Mean Streets: A Challenge to Youth" (Isaac W. Hopkins); "Collaborative Models: Partnerships for Success" (Joyce Keener); and "Empowering Minority Persons with Disabilities through Collaboration" (Toni Killings). (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Asian Americans, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Blacks, Children, Computer Oriented Programs, Cooperative Programs, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Opportunities, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Futures (of Society), Hispanic Americans, Incidence, Information Technology, Minority Groups, Program Development, Public Policy, Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse, Teamwork, Technology, Vocational Rehabilitation
Howard University Research and Training Center for Access to Rehabilitation and Economic Opportunity, 2900 Van Ness St., N.W., Holy Cross Hall, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008; President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 1331 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004-1107.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Research and Training Center for Access to Rehabilitation and Economic Opportunity.