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Title:  What are the Barriers to the Use of Advanced Telecommunications for Students with Disabilities in Public Schools?
Description: This issue brief focuses on school reports of access to advanced telecommunications for students who receive special education and related services. Using data collected in the fall of 1996, it reports on whether students with disabilities are as likely as students without disabilities to attend schools where students have access to the Internet. The issue brief also examines potential barriers to using advanced telecommunications, such as an inadequate number of alternative input/output devices or other adaptations, and whether teacher training is provided.
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Cover Date: January 2000
Web Release: January 14, 2000
Print Release: February 1, 2000
Publication #: NCES 2000042
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Sheila Heaviside, Cassandra Rowand, David Hurst, Edith McArthur
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Lisa Hudson.
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