ERIC Number: ED407810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-30
College Students with Disabilities and Assistive Technology: A Desk Reference Guide.
Thompson, Anne R.; And Others
This resource guide is designed to provide a quick reference for professionals (employment recruiters and counselors in vocational rehabilitation, disability services, and career services), who work with college students with disabilities, in incorporating assistive technology into planning for postsecondary education and employment. First, types of assistive technology and assistive technology evaluations are reviewed. Steps for using the guide are described and assistive technology categories are outlined, including adaptive computer applications, aids for communication, aids for daily living, environmental control systems, home/work site modifications, prosthetics and orthotics, seating and positioning, wheelchairs/mobility aids, and vehicle modifications. The benefits of using assistive technology are also identified. The next part of the guide is divided into sections on possible disability deficits and their technological solutions. Disability categories discussed include blindness/visual impairments, deafness/hearing impairments, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, orthopedic/mobility impairments, speech and language disorders, and other disabilities. Each disability is described, a chart illustrating possible deficits and possible technology solutions is provided, and a case study is presented along with the assistive technology solution. The guide also includes lists of different types of specialists, funding resources, electronic mail resources, national organizations, and state resources. A check list of comprehensive career planning and a glossary of terms is also included. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attention Deficit Disorders, Career Planning, Case Studies, Check Lists, College Students, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Counselor Training, Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Information Sources, Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mobility Aids, Physical Disabilities, Professional Personnel, Visual Impairments, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A