ERIC Number: ED411645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Ideas for Organizing, Storing, and Using Equipment/Materials.
United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Washington, DC.
This document lists 55 ideas for organizing and lending computer equipment, switches, adapters, and software. The first section lists general organizational hints, including labeling of equipment, maintaining regular inventories, and establishing a crisis phone number and contact person to help people figure things out. The second section lists ideas for toys, switches, and adapters, including keeping a large supply of adapters, checking batteries before sending them home with families, and investing in switch interfaces. A section on computers and software recommends making several copies of the documentation that comes with each piece of software, and keeping in or on each disk sleeve the major commands used to make the program work. A fourth section contains check-out hints, including listing all items checked out as they are checked out and considering a self-checkout system for certain easy-to-access items. The next section includes recommendations for making the loans more available, including setting up regular drop-in hours at school and using stickers to color-code equipment to help people know what gets plugged into what. A final section on getting new inventory suggests checking with parents and staff about what equipment is most needed before spending a lot of money. (CR)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Interfaces, Computer Software, Computers, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Storage, Equipment Utilization, Family Programs
TLC Outreach, United Cerebral Palsy Association, 1660 L Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-5602.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Washington, DC.