ERIC Number: ED381958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating and Interacting with People Who Have Disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC.
This manual provides guidelines to offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for effective interaction and communication with people who have disabilities. Each chapter provides suggestions for interacting with people with a specific disability. In addition to general suggestions for fostering courteous interactions, chapters include specific suggestions regarding such aspects as sources of braillers, how to use the federal information relay service, finding interpreters, and how specific diseases are and are not transmitted. The following populations are addressed: (1) people who use wheelchairs; (2) people who are mobility impaired; (3) people who are blind or visually impaired; (4) people who are deaf or hard of hearing; (5) people who are deaf-blind or blind-deaf; (6) people who have speech impairments; (7) people who have epilepsy; (8) people who have mental retardation; (9) people with psychiatric disabilities; (10) people who have cerebral palsy and other conditions which have muscular or neurological limitations; (11) people with learning disabilities; (12) people with Tourette syndrome; and (13) people who have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)/AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), hepatitis B, or other bloodborne diseases. A list of organizations concerned with each of the disabilities is attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC.