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ERIC Number: EJ876007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Access to Information and Instructional Technologies in Higher Education I: Disability Service Providers' Perspective
Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison V.; Barile, Maria; Fossey, Myrtis E.; Robillard, Chantal; Judd, Darlene; Wolforth, Joan; Senecal, Joanne; Genereux, Christian; Guimont, Jean-Pierre; Lamb, Daniel; Juhel, Jean-Charles
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v17 n2 p114-133 Spr 2004
Views and concerns of the professionals who deliver disability-related services at Canadian postsecondary education institutions about access to information and instructional technologies are presented. Findings are based on structured interviews with 156 individuals who represent 80% of the population of Canadian campus-based disability service providers. This makes the sample truly representative of the geographic, linguistic and institutional characteristics of the Canadian postsecondary educational system. Key findings in the following areas are highlighted: characteristics of participating professionals; their wish lists; current state of campus information and instructional technologies for students with disabilities at junior/community colleges and universities; important factors in meeting the computer-related needs of students; and the presence and technology needs of postsecondary faculty and staff with disabilities. The results point to (a) the need for better integration of adaptive computer technologies with general-use computer labs on campus; (b) improved learning opportunities for everyone involved, including disability service providers, students, and faculty; and (c) the need to ensure adequate technical support for adaptive computer technologies on campus. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada