ERIC Number: ED404830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Assistive Technology Services: Planning Guides.
Langton, Anthony J.; And Others
These planning guides are intended to help vocational rehabilitation programs and agencies identify important issues during preliminary discussions concerning possible use of assistive technology and technology-related services. They are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of current technology-related services, to implement or expand assistive technology services, and to develop quality assurance and program evaluation procedures. The guides were designed to be used in developing statewide technology service programs, but can also be utilized with individual technology units. The guides consist primarily of program evaluation forms provided in a questionnaire format. The materials are organized into four main sections: (1) guides for preliminary planning (includes setting service parameters, determining need for assistive technology services, consumer involvement, identifying program strengths/limitations, and integrating technology services); (2) guides for program development (includes deciding what services to offer, staff/personnel needs, selecting a service delivery model or approach, planning flow of services, and funding/program support); (3) guides for resource utilization (includes coordination of services, information resources, training resources, utilizing volunteers, and funding/program support); and (4) other (includes guides on set-up/layout, marketing, and quality assurance). A glossary defines assistive technology services, different impairments, service delivery models, and types of assistive technology. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Financial Support, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Resource Allocation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technology, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Vocational Rehabilitation Dept., West Columbia. Center for Rehabilitation Technology Services.