ERIC Number: ED385973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Postsecondary Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Students Who Are Deaf-Blind.
Everson, Jane, Ed.; Enos, JoAnn, Ed.
HKNC-TAC News, v8 n1 Spr-Sum 1995
Some of the opportunities and challenges associated with postsecondary education for young adults who are deaf-blind are considered. Suggestions are offered for transition planning teams to consider, including analysis of students' most and least favorite classes, vocational goals, housing goals, and methods of paying for postsecondary education. A checklist to help in college and career planning is presented for ages 14-16, 16-18, and upon graduation. Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act for postsecondary education are outlined. A checklist for assessing postsecondary education supports is also provided, which includes questions to ask regarding large-print materials, notetakers, readers, alternate test-taking methods, interpreter services, taped textbooks, reading machines, Braille materials, transportation services, and counseling and support groups. Finally, six current or former postsecondary students share their experiences and offer recommendations for other young adults considering postsecondary opportunities. (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Helen Keller National Center - Technical Assistance Center, Sands Point, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990