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Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Eighteen Blind Library Users’ Experiences With Library Websites And Search Tools In U.S. Academic Libraries: A Qualitative Study, Adina Mulliken

Publications and Research

Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the U.S. about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users’ insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the need for “databases” to be defined on the homepage, accessibly coded search boxes, logical heading structure, and several problems to be resolved on result pages. Variations in needs depending on users’ screen reader expertise were also raised. Suggestions for libraries to address these issues are offered.


Counseling Competencies In Audiology: Important Knowledge, Skills, And Attitudes, Alex R. Meibos 2018 Utah State University

Counseling Competencies In Audiology: Important Knowledge, Skills, And Attitudes, Alex R. Meibos

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify counseling competencies considered important for audiologists to possess to provide effective counseling in practice.To achieve this, researchers and clinicians with expertise in audiologic counseling, were recruited to participate in a three-round consensus survey. These experts were asked to generate and rate a list of counseling competency items they believed were important for audiologists to possess. In the final round of the study, final consensus was met on 64 counseling competency items (16 knowledge, 35 skills, and 13 attitudinal items) deemed important for audiologists to possess. The results of this study revealed ...


Survey On Services Provided To Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder In U.S. Public Schools, Kendra McPherson 2018 Utah State University

Survey On Services Provided To Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder In U.S. Public Schools, Kendra Mcpherson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It is of utmost importance that students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the public school setting across the United States are receiving the best, most researched services and treatments. This study aimed to find out what services and treatments are most commonly being used for students with ASD in the public schools, to see whether or not those practices are supported by research, and to discover how involved parents and families are in the services being provided to their students. This study found that of the top 25 most commonly used practices, 17 of those were supported by ...


Sepsis: The Silent Killer We Should Be Stopping, Ron Daniels 2018 UK Sepsis Trust

Sepsis: The Silent Killer We Should Be Stopping, Ron Daniels

International Journal of First Aid Education

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Personal Reflection: An Administrator’S Path To Serving And Living The Mission, Sawanee Khongsawatwaja 2018 St. John's University, Queens

Personal Reflection: An Administrator’S Path To Serving And Living The Mission, Sawanee Khongsawatwaja

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


St. John’S University Founder’S Week Convocation Keynote Address Date: September 21st, 2017, John Oliver Barres S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D. 2018 Fifth Bishop of Rockville Centre, NY

St. John’S University Founder’S Week Convocation Keynote Address Date: September 21st, 2017, John Oliver Barres S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D.

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Cultural Immersion And Social Justice: The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program At St. John’S University, Judith Ryder Ph.D, Joanne Carroll Ph.D. 2018 St. John’s University, Queens

Cultural Immersion And Social Justice: The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program At St. John’S University, Judith Ryder Ph.D, Joanne Carroll Ph.D.

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Foxes Have Dens, And The Birds In The Sky Have Nests, But The Son Of Man Has Not Place To Lay His Head.—Mathew 8:20 A Photographic Project, Alex Morel, Joseph De Rege, Sieta C. Leon, Noah J. Letcavage, Wesley T. Martinez, Stefanie M. Perrotte, Nicholas F. Proscia, Fernando Zelaya 2018 St. John’s University, Queens

Foxes Have Dens, And The Birds In The Sky Have Nests, But The Son Of Man Has Not Place To Lay His Head.—Mathew 8:20 A Photographic Project, Alex Morel, Joseph De Rege, Sieta C. Leon, Noah J. Letcavage, Wesley T. Martinez, Stefanie M. Perrotte, Nicholas F. Proscia, Fernando Zelaya

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


The Gift Of Academic Service Learning, Robert A. Mangione 2018 St. John’s University, Queens

The Gift Of Academic Service Learning, Robert A. Mangione

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Incorporating A Class-Wide Behavioral System To Decrease Disruptive Behaviors In The Inclusive Classroom, Kathleen B. Aspiranti, Alanna Bebech, Kristen Osiniak 2018 Youngstown State University

Incorporating A Class-Wide Behavioral System To Decrease Disruptive Behaviors In The Inclusive Classroom, Kathleen B. Aspiranti, Alanna Bebech, Kristen Osiniak

Journal of Catholic Education

The Color Wheel System is a class-wide behavioral intervention that provides clear rules and expectations to decrease inappropriate behaviors. We implemented the Color Wheel in two classrooms that included students with autism to explore the effectiveness of the Color Wheel in inclusive classrooms within a Catholic elementary school setting. During implementation, there were large and immediate decreases in inappropriate vocalizations in both classrooms. The majority of the students liked the intervention, and the teachers saw positive changes in student behavior and wanted to use the Color Wheel with future classes.


Resilient Scholar: A High Achieving African American Male With A Learning Disability, Shawn A. Robinson 2018 Fayetteville State University

Resilient Scholar: A High Achieving African American Male With A Learning Disability, Shawn A. Robinson

Journal of Research Initiatives

The existing literature on race/ethnicity overlooks learning disability (LD) and the latter often neglects African American males. Further, when the intersection of race/ethnicity and LD overlap, African American males are rarely discussed or viewed as high achievers within the literature. Therefore, I seek to break through the wall of silence and provide an account that explores the rich lived experiences of a high achieving African American male with LD (i.e., dyslexia) in higher education. The article begins with literature relevant to my lived experiences followed by contextualizing those experiences as a high achiever. Next, I use a ...


Black-White Earnings And Employment Differences In The K-12 Teaching Labor Market – Potential Impact On Black Males With Learning Disabilities, Donald D. Dantzler 2018 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Black-White Earnings And Employment Differences In The K-12 Teaching Labor Market – Potential Impact On Black Males With Learning Disabilities, Donald D. Dantzler

Journal of Research Initiatives

This study addresses one possible barrier to more African American (or Black) males with learning disabilities moving through the educational pipeline – the dearth of African American (or Black) teachers. Despite recent attention being given to the educational benefits to Black (and other) students from the presence and contributions of Black teachers, the K-12 teacher labor market in the United States remains largely represented by White teachers. In order to assess whether Black teachers are treated unfairly in this labor market, the notion of competitive labor markets eroding racial disparities over time is studied. In particular, this study builds on prior ...


An In-Depth Case Study Of A Prospective Black Male Teacher Candidate With An Undisclosed Disability At A Historically Black College And University, Julius Davis, Lynne Long, Sarah Green, Yvonne M. Crawford, Jeannette Blackwood 2018 Bowie State University

An In-Depth Case Study Of A Prospective Black Male Teacher Candidate With An Undisclosed Disability At A Historically Black College And University, Julius Davis, Lynne Long, Sarah Green, Yvonne M. Crawford, Jeannette Blackwood

Journal of Research Initiatives

As scholarship of Black male collegians is growing, there is limited research attentive to Black males with disabilities and in teacher education programs. The research focused on pre-service Black male teachers with disabilities attending HBCUs and the federal laws impacting their education and supports is absent. This research study fills the void by examining the individual experiences of a Black male pre-service teacher with a disability attending an HBCU. The research team used Black males with disability theory and single-subject case study methodology to describe Christopher “CJ” Jackson’s journey navigating his program of study as an English education major ...


A Qualitative Study: How Northeastern Illinois University’S College Of Education Program Successfully Prepares Black Males With A Previous Individualized Learning Plan To Become Teachers, Sunni Ali 2018 Northeastern Illinois University

A Qualitative Study: How Northeastern Illinois University’S College Of Education Program Successfully Prepares Black Males With A Previous Individualized Learning Plan To Become Teachers, Sunni Ali

Journal of Research Initiatives

As Teacher College Programs throughout the country attempt to increase their numbers of quality educators entering a classroom, one abiding concern remains: how do universities attract and successfully transition black male educators to become K-12 teachers? Such a lasting question has caused several national programs to arise, specifically an initiative consortium (N.I.C) that involved several colleges of education programs to develop and sustain strategies to increase black male teachers in the profession.

This qualitative-interview based study reviews how a teacher college program located in Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), applies N.I.C. external and internal mechanisms to ...


Guest Editors Foreword, Shawn A. Robinson, Richard McGregory, Howard Spearman, Corey L. Thompson 2018 Independent Scholar

Guest Editors Foreword, Shawn A. Robinson, Richard Mcgregory, Howard Spearman, Corey L. Thompson

Journal of Research Initiatives

Consequently, African American males with LD are still significantly less than their White counterparts to matriculate through the post-secondary system and receive a college degree. (Newman et al., 2011). Banks and Gibson (2016) asserted “the under-representation of AA college students with disabilities in 4-year institutions underscores the need for systematic examination of school and non-school variables that influence students’ transition to college and retention during the college years.” (p. 71). However, the limited scholarship on the subject continues to leave many unanswered questions related to theory and experiential knowledge regarding AA males with LD in higher education (Robinson, Ford, Ellis ...


Increasing The Success Of African American Males With Learning Disabilities Attending California Community Colleges, Amar I. Abbott, Windy F. Martinez 2018 Taft College

Increasing The Success Of African American Males With Learning Disabilities Attending California Community Colleges, Amar I. Abbott, Windy F. Martinez

Journal of Research Initiatives

The purpose of this article is to identify strategies to increase the access, progress, and success for African-American males with Learning Disabilities (LD) attending the California Community College. California has the fifth largest population of African American people in the US, including over 1 million African American males. There is a growing body of literature discussing the barriers faced by African American males attending college, particularly in the areas of retention, persistence, and degree attainment. This journal article discusses how to ameliorate the issues regarding African-American males being successful in the community college environment. With special programs such as Umoja ...


Making Pdfs Accessible, Tammy Stitz 2018 University of Akron Main Campus

Making Pdfs Accessible, Tammy Stitz

Tammy Stitz

One of the largest problems for students who use screen readers is reading PDFs. Even the intellectual content of their courses is easier to understand than trying to figure how to read the PDF. Sometimes PDFs cannot be read and other PDFs are read as blocks of text without an easy way to jump to different sections, which is problematic for long documents in particular. This presentation will discuss the features of an accessible PDFs based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It will show how to correct some issues using Adobe Acrobat DC when using a ...


Improving Girls’ Education In Malawi, Sally Robertson 2018 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Improving Girls’ Education In Malawi, Sally Robertson

International Developments

A holistic and collaborative evidence-based approach is needed to address educational gender disparities in Malawi, as Sally Robertson explains.


Start With Self-Determination: Advancing Postsecondary Outcomes Of Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tara E. Regan 2018 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Start With Self-Determination: Advancing Postsecondary Outcomes Of Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tara E. Regan

The William & Mary Educational Review

Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have the poorest post-high school, or postsecondary, outcomes in comparison to their peers with and without disabilities. They experience low levels of engagement or even lack of engagement in employment, education, independent living, and community activities. As a result, these outcomes place a heavier load on families, professionals, and communities that support the ASD population throughout their lifespan. Therefore, the cost of taking care of this population is rising, with a current estimate of over $40 billion per year. In disability literature, self-determination (i.e., autonomy and empowerment) has been identified as a predictor ...


Evaluating The Accessibility Of Online Library Guides At An Academic Library, Tammy Stitz, Shelley Blundell 2018 University of Akron Main Campus

Evaluating The Accessibility Of Online Library Guides At An Academic Library, Tammy Stitz, Shelley Blundell

Tammy Stitz

This article describes an exploratory research study assessing the level of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and general accessibility of online information resources at a mid-sized, 4-year, public institution in the state of Ohio. A rubric, available freely online as a living document, was developed based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and web design best practices. From 2015-2016, the authors used the rubric containing 14 criteria (12 criteria from the WCAG 2.0, a criterion from Section 508, and a criterion related to universal web design best ...


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