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ERIC Number: EJ846378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Development and Validation of the Accessibility of Campus Computing for Students with Disabilities Scale: Service Providers' Perspective
Fossey, Myrtis E.; Asuncion, Jennison V.; Fichten, Catherine; Robillard, Chantal; Barile, Maria; Amsel, Rhonda; Prezant, Fran; Morabito, Stephen
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v18 n1 p23-33 Win 2005
Responses by 156 Canadian college and university professionals who provide disability-related services to students were used to construct, develop, and validate the Accessibility of Campus Computing for Students With Disabilities Scale (ACCSDS): Service Provider Version. This is a 19-item, self-administered tool that evaluates institutional computing accessibility for students with disabilities from the perspective of disability service providers. The measure contains 4 empirically derived subscales: Access to Adaptive Computers, Infrastructure and Collaboration, Academic Inclusion, and Adaptive Technology Competence. Results indicate that these 4 factors account for 54% of the variability in total scores. The data also show good internal consistency for the subscales and the full scale. Data concerning validity show strong relationships between scores and a key criterion variable. The ACCSDS can be used to evaluate disability service providers' views about an institution's technology accessibility, to provide empirical data to influence information and instructional technology policy, and to pinpoint areas of strength as well as areas needing improvement. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada