ERIC Number: ED361950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
The Impact of Exemplary Technology-Support Programs on Students with Disabilities.
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
This report examines effects of technology-supported programs on students with disabilities at the postsecondary level, including issues of access to technology and alternatives for acquiring assistive technology devices and services. After an introduction, the first chapter presents the report's recommendations, which deal with full technological access for students with disabilities, establishment of Rehabilitation Engineering Centers, testing services, amendment of existing federal legislation concerning technological services, increased federal funding for technology, development of model delivery mechanisms, and longitudinal research on effects of technology on educational achievement and employability. Remaining chapters then report on specific applications and programs including: Electronic Networks for Interaction (Gallaudet University, District of Columbia); Computer Center for the Visually Impaired (Baruch College, New York); Instructional Technology Division (University of Michigan); Disabled Student Services (University of Wyoming); Artificial Language Laboratory (Michigan State University); High-Tech Training Center (California Community Colleges); Assistive Technology Center (University of Minnesota); Disabled Computing Program (University of California); Desktop Computing Services (University of Washington; The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (University of Nebraska); Adaptive Computing Technology Center (University of Missouri); Training and Resource Center for the Blind (University of New Orleans, Louisiana); Vocational Rehabilitation Programs (El Centro College, Texas); Adaptive Technology Laboratory (Southern Connecticut State University); Center for the Vocationally Challenged (Grossmont Community College, California); and the Technology Group (California State University). Appendices provide a list of sites and people interviewed and biographies of National Council members and staff. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Technological Advancement, Universities, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.