Providing assistive technology training to a rural school of education through an in-direct service strategy

  • Melissa Salem Darrow
  • W. Scott Thomson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 860)

Abstract

A strategy is described for staffing and equipping an assistive technology training laboratory within the constraints of a rural environment. The acquisition of appropriate hardware and peripherals is described, as well as a model for staff training and the coincidental delivery of service to a disabled population. A discussion of the effectiveness of the project is included.

References

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    M. Male: Technology for inclusion: Meeting the special needs of all students. Needham Heights, Mass: Allyn and Bacon, 1994.Google Scholar
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    M. Darrow, J. Darrow: Preparing special educators in eastern North Carolina to use assistive technology: A multimedia approach to addressing training needs unique to rural areas. In Proceedings of the eighth annual international conference “Technology and Persons with Disabilities”. Northridge, Ca: California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities, 1993.Google Scholar
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    E. Jacobs: Providing assistive technology assessments for school districts: A rural model. In Proceedings of the eighth annual international conference “Technology and Persons with Disabilities”. Northridge, Ca: California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities, 1993.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa Salem Darrow
    • 1
  • W. Scott Thomson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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