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    Lesser, Donna L., Ed. National Symposium on Information Technology: Proceedings (7th, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 3-6, 1992). Volume 6.

    South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Center for Developmental Disabilities. May 92 292p.

    University of South Carolina, Benson Building, First Floor, Columbia, SC 29208 ($20). Collected Works - Conference Proceedings (021) Reports Descriptive (141)

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    Accessibility (for Disabled); Access to Information; *Assistive Devices (for Disabled); Delivery Systems; *Disabilities; Federal Legislation; *Information Services; Information Systems; *Information Technology; Publicity; *Referral; State Programs; *Technological Advancement; Telecommunications

    Twenty-three papers address issues of access, case management, innovative computer applications, and information and referral in the use of information technology by individuals with disabilities and their families. The papers are: "Improving the Use of Information Technology by Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families" (William H. Graves); "The Struggle Toward a Comprehensive State-Wide Information System" (Robert W. Bass et al.); "Telecommunications Equipment and Services for People with Disabilities" (David Baquis); "AIRS & NSIT - Will the Tail Wag the Dog?" (Charles Juhn); "Organizing Assistive Technology Information Centers" (Marian Hall); "Implementing PL 99-457's Childfind Component With the Help of Electronic Data Manipulation" (Coleman Poses); "Assistive Technology Terms and Concepts" (Janie B. Scott); "Automation of Targeted Care Management" (Deborah H. Coble, Steven Massey); "Development of an Agency-Wide Plan to Establish an Electronic Communication System and Better Integrate Information Technology" (Isaac Joyner, Darold Klauk); "Computer Training for the Health Care Professional" (Alan M. Kaplan et al.); "The South Carolina Commission on Aging: An Automated Statewide System of Case Management for the Elderly of South Carolina" (Matthew Lynch et al.); "An Innovative Approach for the Selection of Children with Severe Emotional Disturbances" (Wendell Price et al.); "Are Applications for a Computer-Based System Designed to Provide Linkages Between the Health Science Center and Remote or Rural Health Care Providers and Health Care Recipients?" (Sherald A. Ramirez, Judith Flagle); "Integrating Information and Referral With Client Tracking Systems" (Jacquelyn Vincson U'Deen, Edward Hamlin); "Tracking System for At-Risk & Disabled Infants: A Model for Service Coordination" (Duvon viinborne); "Computer Technology and Leisure Skills" (Gordon St. Michel, Robert Cunningham); "Using Laser Videodiscs and DVI (Digital Video Interactive) to Develop Visual Databases" (Ronald Thorkildsen); "Systemati. Approaches to Data Acquisition and in Information and Referral, or 'What Do You Mean, Expect a 10% Return.Rate?'" (Robert W. Bass); "Publicizing Your Information and Referral Program" (Clarice Eichelberger); "Getting the Word Out: Publicizing Your

    Information and Referral Service" (Duane Gimbel); "Developing Information and Retrieval Software: It's a People Process" (George Jones); "Achieving Consent: Delaware's Integrated Service Inforiation System" (Roseanne Griff-Cabelli); and "Beyond Information and Referral: Are There Other Benefits to Having a Statewide Information and Referral System?" (Melinda Grubbs). A list of exhibitors is provided. (DB)

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  • 1992 PROCEEDINGS

    SEVENTH ANNUAL

    NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    May 3 - 6,1992

    Myrtle, Beach South Carolina

    Edited by:

    Donna L. Lesser Center for Developmental Disabilities

    School of Medicine University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

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  • Proceedings of the Seventh Annual National Symposium on Information Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 3 - 6,1992.

    Volume 6

    Printed by the University Printing Department, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

    For more information contact: Center for Developmental Disabilities Benson Building, 1st Floor Columbia, SC 29208

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    I. KEYNOTE ADDRESS 3

    Improving the Use of Information Technology by Individuals With Disabilities and Their Families William H. Graves

    II. INFORMATION AND REFERRAL FOR PERSONS WITH 11 DISABILITIES

    The Struggle Toward a Comprehensive State-Wide Information System 15 Robert W. Bass, Carol Kirchem Price, George A. Starr

    Telecommunications Equipment and Services for People With Disabilities 35 David Baquis.

    AIRS & NSIT - Will the Tail Wag the Dog? 61 Charles Jahn

    Organizing Assistive Technology Information Centers 79 Marian Hall

    Implementing PL 99-457's Childfind Component With the Help of 89 Electronic Data Manipulation Coleman Poses

    Assistive Technology Terms and Concepts 107 Janie B. Scott

    III. CASE MANAGEMENT AND CLIENT TRACKING 121

    Automation of Targeted Care Management 125 Deborah H. Coble, Steven Massey

    Development of an Agency-Wide Plan to Establish an Electronic 143 Communication System and Better Integrate Information Technology Isaac Joyner, Darold Klauk

    Computer Training for the Health Care Professional 157 Alan M. Kaplan, Steve Kregness, Nancy Lorch

    The South Carolina Commission on Aging: An Automated Statewide System 171 of Case Management for the Elderly of South Carolina Matthew Lynch, Peyton Woolridge, Jeanette Bodie

    An Innovative Approach for the Selection of Children With Severe 191 Emotional Disturbances Wendell Price, Melanie D. Burnett, Kerry T. Hinkle

    Are Applications for a Computer-Based System Designed to Provide 199 Linkages Between the Health Science Center and Remote or Rural Health Care Providers and Health Care Recipients? Sherald A. Ramirez, Judith Flagle

  • Integrating Information and Referral With Client Tracking Systems 205 Jacquelyn Vincson U'Deen, Edward Hamlin

    Tracking System for At-Risk & Disabled Infants: A Model for 221 Service Coordination Duvon Winborne

    IV. INNOVATIVE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN THE HEALTH AND DISABILIHES FIELDS

    Computer Technology and Leisure Skills Gordon St. Michel, Robert Cunningham

    Using Laser Videodiscs and DVI to Develop Visual Databases Ronald Thorkildsen

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    V. INFORMATION KALEIDOSCOPE 261

    Systematic Approaches to Data Acquisition and Update in Information and Referral, or "What Do You Mean, Expect a 10% Return Rate?" Robert W. Bass

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    Publicizing Your Information and Referral Program 277 Clarice Eichelberger

    Getting the Word Out: Publicizing Your Information and Referral Service 283 Duane Gimbel

    Developing Information and Referral Software; It's a People Process 289 George Jones

    Achieving Consent: Delaware's Integrated Service Information System 301 Roseanne Griff-Cabelli

    Beyond Information and Referral: Are There Other Benefits to Having 313 a Statewide Information and Referral System? Melinda Grubbs

    VI. 1992 PRESENTERS THAT DID NOT PROVIDE PAPERS 317

    VII. EXHIBITORS 321

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    IMPROVING THE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

    AND THEIR FAMILIES

    William H. Graves, Ed.D. Director

    National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research U.S. Department of Education

    Washington, DC

  • IMPROVING THE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

    William H. Graves, Director National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

    Americans with disabilities are the focus of public attention. Across the nation, people

    with disabilities and the general public expect that people with disabilities will participate more

    fully in the work place and in the community. The United States Congress passed and President

    Bush signed into law on July 26, 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the ADA. This

    Act is a legislative symbol of these expectations of the American public, individuals with

    disabilities will experience greater independence, integration, greater empowerment, more employment opportunities, :Lnd richer, fuller lives than individuals with disabilities of past

    generations.

    Disability and rehabilitation research has the capacity to fulfill these expectations of

    people with disabilities and their families. What is it about disability and rehabilitation research

    that has the capacity to meet these expectations? What is inherent in research that can meet these expectations of families and people with disabilities? It is both the process of resear