ERIC Number: ED447633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges. Program Accessibility Committee, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina.
Gugerty, John, Ed.; Knutsen, Caryl, Ed.
This report is an outcome of a project designed to seek, screen, evaluate, describe, and disseminate highly effective approaches used by two-year colleges to serve students with significant disabilities. "Two-year colleges" included academic institutions, technical colleges, and vocational institutes. From a pool of 18 applicants, the project made site reviews of six schools. This volume describes the approach used by Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC), in Florence, South Carolina. The key feature of the FDTC approach is the development of the Program Accessibility Committee (PAC). The PAC recommends appropriate action to the administration to ensure access into FDTC by students with disabilities, reviews requests made by students with disabilities for entry into specific curricula, recommends any appropriate accommodations that might be necessary to assure entry into FDTC, recommends to the administration modifications to the physical facilities and other appropriate accommodations, and monitors compliance with federal laws. The report discusses the mission, goals and objectives of FDTC, significant features other PAC, key factors that make FDTC's approach effective, and evaluation results demonstrating the effectiveness of FDTC's approach. Characteristics that are manifested in all six of the profiled schools are also listed and an accompanying CD-ROM describes the projects. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Admission (School), Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics, Severe Disabilities, Student Personnel Services, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Education and Work.