ERIC Number: ED458733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Computer and Information Technologies: Resources for the Postsecondary Education of Students with Disabilities. Final Report to the Office of Learning Technologies.
Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison V.; Barile, Maria
This report presents results of a study that investigated the views and concerns about computer and adaptive computer technologies of 156 Canadian postsecondary disability providers. Findings indicate: (1) two-thirds of disability service providers are women and have an average of 9 to 10 years of experience providing disability related service to students; (2) participants admitted to not being very knowledgeable about computer technologies used by students with disabilities, with French speaking disability service providers rating themselves as less knowledgeable than their English speaking counterparts; (3) junior/community colleges had substantially lower overall enrollment than universities, although they had similar numbers of students with disabilities registered to receive disability related services; (4) in general, computer related services constituted a moderately important priority within the full range of services offered to students with disabilities and most institutions had some adaptive technologies for these students on campus; and (5) participants indicated that computer related needs of students with disabilities are moderately well met at their institutions. The report discusses factors deemed important in ensuring that instructions are technologically welcoming to students with disabilities and that recommendations are easy to follow for individuals responsible for providing services to students with disabilities. A CD-ROM is included. (Contains 113 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Bilingualism, College Students, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, French, French Canadians, Higher Education, Staff Development, Student Personnel Services
Adaptech Project, Dawson College, 3040 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec H3Z 1A4. Tel: 514-931-8731; Fax: 514-931-3567. For full text: http://www.omega.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/adaptech.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). Office of Learning Technologies.; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Dawson Coll., Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada