ERIC Number: ED449600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Discovering Hidden Resources: Partners and Volunteers--Assistive Technology Reuse Programs. Conference Proceedings (Decatur, Georgia, May 1-2, 2000).
RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
This brief paper summarizes proceedings of a May 2000 conference, Discovering Hidden Resources: Partners and Volunteers--Assistive Technology Reuse Programs, hosted by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. The conference focused on different approaches for involving corporate and private partners in reuse programs and on varied ways to recruit volunteers. Highlights of the conference are noted under the following topical headings: corporate philanthropy mirrors company's marketing goals; job training expands the mission of reuse programs; Wisconsin prison project benefits state and inmates; Alabama school system provides top-notch computer repair program; a model of assistive technology reuse programs--Georgia's Reboot program; global outlet for reused assistive technology; sources of federal grant funding; personal computer users groups--an outstanding source for expert volunteers; what the future holds for reuse programs; and Connecticut request for proposal process yields comprehensive assistive technology center. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computers, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Recycling, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Technology, Technology Transfer, Volunteers
Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA), RESNA Technical Assistance Project, 1700 North Moore St., Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22209-1903; Tel: 703-524-6686 (Voice); Tel: 703-524-639 (TTY); Fax: 703-524-6630; Web site: http://www.resna.org/taproject
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.