ERIC Number: ED452622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Disabilities: Recommendations to New York State for Strategies To Increase Access and Opportunity. Report of the Task Force on Postsecondary Education and Disabilities with Comments from the Expert Panel, Presidents' Panel, Regional Public Forums and Task Force Steering Committee.
This report presents the recommendations of a New York State task force that addressed ways to enhance access to higher education for individuals with disabilities. Individual focus groups developed strategies in five areas: (1) preparation and readiness for college-level study, (2) funding streams, (3) faculty education and instruction, (4) assistive technology and other supports, and (5) student success and employment. Among findings of these groups were that campuses have improved dramatically in the area of physical access; the number of students who report a learning disability has increased by 264 percent since 1987; and a disproportionate number of postsecondary students with disabilities choose two-year community colleges rather than four-year colleges. The Task Force identified nine broad goals and recommended strategies including the following: improving the preparation for high school students with disabilities and their families; providing training and professional development for faculty; raising the level of disability awareness of top college administrators; reflecting goals of universal design and access in college and university strategic plans; enhancing and developing new funding streams; and implementing regionalized approaches to assessment, career and educational counseling and assistive technology evaluation services. Seven appendices provide background information, data and charts, lists of persons involved, and guidelines for assistive technology transfers. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Outcomes Assessment, College Preparation, College Students, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Faculty Development, Higher Education
New York State Education Dept., Publications Sales Desk, Room 309, Education Building, Albany, NY 12234; Web site: http://web.nysed.gov.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.; City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.; Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities of the State of New York, New York.; Association of Proprietary Colleges, Albany, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York