OSERS was interested in knowing how information about providing
services to disabled students might most effectively be disseminated to
institutions. In response to OSERS interest in this information,
respondents at all institutions were asked to rank four information
delivery mechanisms in the order in which they would be most likely to
use them to obtain information about providing services to deaf and hard
of hearing students. Respondents indicated that they were most likely to
use a newsletter to obtain this information; 45 percent ranked a
newsletter as most likely and only 9 percent ranked it as least likely
8). An electronic bulletin board was least likely to be used, with
only 6 percent of respondents ranking this delivery mechanism as most
likely and 71 percent ranking it as least likely to be used.
Resource/technical assistance centers and information clearinghouses 11
were moderately likely to be used, with about a quarter of respondents
ranking each of these delivery mechanisms as most likely to be used.
11A resource/technical assistance motor is an information resource that provides consultation, technical assistance, and related services in response to specific inquiries; responses and services are usually tailored to the individual request. An information clearinghouse is so information resource that provides general information and referral services on identified topics.