ERIC Number: ED404781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Disability Awareness Training Manual for Park Personnel.
Myers, Laurie C.
Designed to increase the awareness and understanding of disabilities by Virginia park personnel, this guide provides information about the characteristics and needs of park visitors who have disabilities. Four different categories of disabilities are addressed: (1) mobility impairments; (2) visual impairments; (3) hearing impairments; and (4) mental impairments (includes information on mental retardation, learning disabilities, and emotional disorders). Each disability section describes characteristics of the impairments and environmental concerns that might apply, followed by suggestions for assisting and interacting with persons with these types of disabilities. An appendix includes a list of outdated and inappropriate terms or expressions for referring to disabilities and examples of preferred terms. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Consciousness Raising, Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Helping Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Mental Retardation, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Physical Disabilities, Physical Environment, Recreational Activities, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Visual Impairments, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Richmond.