ERIC Number: ED398706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology in the Pacific: Symposium Proceedings. Leading the Challenge (San Diego, California, May 14-16, 1995) [and] Future Directions (Agana, Guam, December 3-6, 1995).
Farley, Tania Huff, Comp.
This monograph presents the proceedings of two symposia on assistive technology for people with disabilities in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Palau. Following an overview, Sections 1 and 2 contain the presentations and discussions which took place during the two symposia. Issues addressed in the presentations include: a description of the Technical Assistance Project of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America, including information on systems change, strategies for data collection and utilization, collaboration, and attitudes of providers; reporting protocols of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research for State Tech Act Projects; jurisdiction presentations; practical applications of database management; practical applications of assistive technology, including information on Pacific Basin strategic planning for assistive technology; the status of assistive technology in the Pacific; local adaptations for assistive technology; telestaffing applications and demonstrations; and practices in assistive technology in the Pacific region. A composite of the Jurisdiction Action Plans for the seven Pacific jurisdictions is provided. Section 3, on outcomes and commitments, offers an epilogue containing jurisdictional updates. Symposia agendas, participant lists, and symposium evaluation and demographic data are attached. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Compliance (Legal), Cultural Awareness, Data Collection, Databases, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Federal Programs, Pacific Americans, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Technical Assistance, Technological Advancement, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. Interwork Inst.