ERIC Number: ED364003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project Reaching Out: Technology Training for Minorities with Low Incidence Disabilities. Part I: African-American Curriculum.
RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Washington, DC.
The purpose of this curriculum, part of Project Reaching Out, is to provide African-Americans with low incidence disabilities an overview of information on assistive technology in a manner that respects differences in beliefs, interpersonal styles, and behaviors. Low incidence disabilities are defined as deafness, blindness, deaf blindness, neurological impairments, and orthopedic impairments. Part 1 of the curriculum, titled "Trainer Information," offers statistics on African-Americans with disabilities, cultural considerations, cultural working definitions, and techniques for assessing one's own cultural heritage. Part 2 provides guidelines for using the project's training materials. It covers principles of culturally competent programs, learning methods of adults, and presentation tips. Part 3 contains the curriculum modules themselves, focusing on the benefits and uses of assistive technology, legislation affecting the provision of assistive technology, and funding and advocacy. For training of trainers and service providers, modules on cultural awareness and marketing technology training to African-Americans with disabilities are also provided. Part 4 includes appendixes addressing: accessibility training information and an accessibility checklist; project evaluation forms; a sample participant's manual, containing a directory of several information resources; a list of state protection and advocacy agencies; a list of 31 suggested readings and 4 videos; and information on federal policy concerning assistive technology. Part 5 provides over 40 overheads for use in presenting the curriculum modules. (Contains approximately 30 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Education, Advocacy, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Blacks, Blindness, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Curriculum, Deaf Blind, Deafness, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Technology
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Washington, DC.