ERIC Number: ED472296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research Survey Report, 2002.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research.
This report focuses on three major areas of disability research information. Part 1 discusses findings from a series of online focus groups conducted from July 2001 through June 2002 that explored types of additional disability-related research information consumers would like to see. Of the total responses received, persons with a disability reflected the largest respondent group. Respondents wanted more information about the demographic breakdown of the disability community, universally designed products and environments, and other access issues. Part 2 highlights information from selected 2001 and 2002 surveys that investigated the effectiveness of dissemination and utilization activities aimed at people with disabilities and their families. Findings indicate a shortage of qualified special education teachers, an underestimation of the prevalence of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders, educational discrimination, a digital divide, and lessening of the stigma of special education. Part 3 reports results from a review of the Web sites of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research grantees between August 21 and August 30, 2002. Web sites were reviewed for a variety of characteristics including their content offerings and user-friendliness. These results are presented and compared with results from previous reviews. Findings indicate that 67% of grantees have a Web presence. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Focus Groups, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Postsecondary Education, Special Education, Surveys, Teacher Shortage, World Wide Web
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research(NCDDR), Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East Seventh St., Ste. 400, Austin, TX 78701-3281. Tel: 800-266-1832 (Toll Free); Fax: 512-476-2286; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.ncddr.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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.