ERIC Number: ED417559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Discretionary Projects Supported by the Office of Special Education Programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Fiscal Year 1997: Technology and Media Services.
Orkwis, Ray; DeCarme, Judi; Glover, Jeanne
The five-volume directory describes more than 1,200 discretionary grants and contracts supported by the Research to Practice Division of the Office of Special Education Programs. The projects are grouped into sections representing the seven program areas of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments (1997), Part D. This volume, the fourth of the directory, describes projects concerned with technology and media services. These projects are intended to (1) support educational media activities that are designed to be of educational value to children with disabilities; (2) provide video descriptions, open captioning, or closed captioning of television programs, videos, or educational materials; (3) distribute captioned and described videos or educational materials; (4) provide free educational materials, including textbooks, in accessible media for visually impaired and print-disabled students in elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and graduate schools; and (5) provide cultural experiences through appropriate nonprofit organizations, such as the National Theater of the Deaf. The 80 projects are grouped by funding competitions and information includes grant number, title, project director, beginning and ending dates, and contact information. An abstract usually describes the project's purpose, proposed method, and proposed products. Four indexes are provided: a project director index, an organization index, a state index, and a subject index. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Captions, Cultural Enrichment, Disabilities, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Grants, Instructional Materials, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Research and Development, Special Education, State Programs, Technological Advancement, Television, Theory Practice Relationship, Videotape Recordings
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; toll-free telephone: 888-232-7733; World Wide Web: http://www.cec.sped.org (Stock No. R5270, $6 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.