ERIC Number: ED458732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
The Research Exchange, 2001.
Research Exchange, v6 n1-3 2001
These three newsletters focus on advances and challenges in disability research. The first issue focuses on the results of a survey that investigated how many consumers with disabilities had a computer available in their home and their Internet use. The study involved administrators of Independent Living Centers (ILC) and ILC consumers. Findings indicate 85 percent of the stakeholders and 59 percent of consumers had a computer at home. Internet access at home was reported by 82 percent of the stakeholders and 48 percent of the consumers. Among all respondents, the computer was the most frequently identified source used to obtain disability research information in the past 12 months. Differences in findings among diverse cultural groups are discussed. The second issue examines the topic of designing and conducting research, as well as the dissemination and utilization of research outcomes, with diverse cultural groups in mind. Articles include "Strategies for Reaching Out to Minority Individuals with Disabilities" (Fabricio E. Balcazar), "Reaching Out to Minority Farmers with Disabilities" (Ari K. Mwachofi), and "Center for Minority Training and Capacity Building for Disability Research" (Irvine E. Epps and Darrell K. Simmons). The third issue focuses on accessibility of the World Wide Web. Articles include: "Web Accessibility: Today's Resources, Tomorrow's Challenges" (Judy Brewer), "Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center (ITTATC)" (Shelley Kaplan), "Section 508 Web Standards and WCAG Priority 1 Checkpoints: A Side-by-Side Comparison" (Jim Thatcher), "Accessible Multimedia and Distance Education Projects at NCAM" (Geoff Freed), and "Ability Forum.com Offers a Dissemination Avenue to Research Consumers" (Dawn Golden). (Articles include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Children, Computers, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Information Dissemination, Internet, Minority Groups, Research Design, Research Needs, Research Problems, Research Utilization, Sampling, Surveys, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research.
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