ERIC Number: ED456620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The PEC (Postsecondary Education Consortium) Salutes Making a Difference.
Postsecondary Education Consortium, Knoxville, TN.
This booklet attempts to illustrate how students and graduates who are deaf or who have hearing impairments incorporate emerging technology into their lives to make a difference in their communities. Although the students' missions vary, technology is clearly a valuable and dynamic part of many of these students' lives. The text begins with the story, "The Impact of Emerging Technology: A Deaf Experience" (Don Ashmore), which highlights how technology advances can positively change the lives of people with hearing impairments. Following this introduction, student profiles are provided in the following categories: (1) students making a difference through technology; (2) students making a difference through cultural diversity; (3) students making a difference through education, which highlights students who are studying to become teachers; (4) students making a difference through holistic professions; and (5) students making a difference through children and youth. The profiles discuss the goals of the students, the challenges they have had to face, assistive devices that have helped them, and their successes. A list of PEC (Postsecondary Educational Consortium) state outreach and technical assistance centers is provided. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Postsecondary Education Consortium, Knoxville, TN.