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First Aid Intervention In The Adult Population: Yorkshire Health Study And Its Implications For First Aid Education, Eleanor Holding, Clare Relton, Katharine Roberts, Emily Oliver 2017 University of Sheffield

First Aid Intervention In The Adult Population: Yorkshire Health Study And Its Implications For First Aid Education, Eleanor Holding, Clare Relton, Katharine Roberts, Emily Oliver

International Journal of First Aid Education

Background: First aid can reduce death, injury and suffering, but little is known about the characteristics of those who actually give and receive it. The aim of this study was to conduct a first aid behavior survey of a large adult population in the United Kingdom.

Methods: A survey (web and postal) of adults was conducted between 2013 and 2015 as part of the Yorkshire Health Study. Two questions were asked about their first aid behavior: whether participants had administered first aid and if yes, their relationship to the first aid recipient.

Results: Of the 13,584 adults who responded ...


Pursuing A Common Goal: Measuring The Comfort Level Of Educational Diagnosticians To Manage A Caseload Of Students With Visual Impairments, Jerry Mullins M.Ed., Michael P. Munro M.Ed. 2017 Stephen F. Austin State University

Pursuing A Common Goal: Measuring The Comfort Level Of Educational Diagnosticians To Manage A Caseload Of Students With Visual Impairments, Jerry Mullins M.Ed., Michael P. Munro M.Ed.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

This study was conducted to measure the level of comfort and knowledge that educational diagnosticians possess regarding the unique learning needs, assistive technology, special accommodations, agencies, required visual impairment related Individual Educational Plan documents, and special evaluation considerations appropriate for students with a vision loss. Teachers of students with visual impairments were surveyed to gauge their perception of educational diagnosticians’ knowledge of the field of visual impairment and diagnosticians were also surveyed to determine their comfort level in the management of a caseload of students with visual impairments. Research question were based on how TVIs rated the comfort level and ...


Event Planner Sensitivity To The Needs Of Individuals With Visual Disability At Meetings And Events, Gina Fe G. Causin Ph.D., Tessa McCarthy Ph.D. 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Event Planner Sensitivity To The Needs Of Individuals With Visual Disability At Meetings And Events, Gina Fe G. Causin Ph.D., Tessa Mccarthy Ph.D.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

Special events, such as fairs, conventions, ballgames, and concerts are typically activities people attend to participate in the festivities and enjoy with friends and family members. For individuals with disabilities, however, these types of events can create more challenges than enjoyment. Despite a thorough review of the literature, no studies were found which evaluated the experiences of individuals who are blind and have visual impairments at events and meetings. The aim of this study was to determine the current level of accessibility at meetings perceived by consumers who are blind and visually impaired. Respondents to the survey indicated many obstacles ...


Understanding Student And Faculty Perceptions Of The Accommodation And Support Procedures For Students With Ld In Ontario Universities: A Mixed Methods Approach, Sarah Copfer Terreberry 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Understanding Student And Faculty Perceptions Of The Accommodation And Support Procedures For Students With Ld In Ontario Universities: A Mixed Methods Approach, Sarah Copfer Terreberry

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

With recent advances in disability policies, practices, and inclusive education mandates, students with learning disabilities (LD) are choosing to attend higher education at a rate that is greater than ever before. Despite these positive advances, however, the transition from secondary to higher education and the adjustment to post-secondary environments for students with LD continues to present a number of unique academic, social, and emotional challenges for this population, especially as this relates to obtaining access to accommodation and support for their learning needs. This study investigated how the needs of students with learning disabilities (LD) are currently being met at ...


Post-Acquisition Management And The Issue Of Inaccessibility, Beth Caruso 2017 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Post-Acquisition Management And The Issue Of Inaccessibility, Beth Caruso

Charleston Library Conference

Though advocates are calling for publishers to develop born-accessible e-books to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) standards and the EPUB 3.0 measures now backed by the Society for Disability Studies, the realistic timespan for this achievement to become standard practice is far from ideal. To equitably serve users with disabilities, stronger technology and a mindset toward accessibility must become the standard in electronic collections. Librarians are expected to have a strong working knowledge of the library’s collections but receive little training in best practices for assisting patrons with disabilities. We ...


Keeping Up Accessibility Practices And How It Relates To Purchasing And Collection Development In Academic Libraries: A Case Study At The College Of Staten Island Library, Kerry A. Falloon 2017 College of Staten Island–CUNY

Keeping Up Accessibility Practices And How It Relates To Purchasing And Collection Development In Academic Libraries: A Case Study At The College Of Staten Island Library, Kerry A. Falloon

Charleston Library Conference

At the College of Staten Island (CSI) Library-CUNY, the library has access to over 160 different electronic resources. A concerted effort started in 2016 to start collecting relevant voluntary product accessibility template (VPAT) statements from new and current vendors and integrate these new practices into acquisition and electronic resources (ER) workflows. The paper will discuss the responsibilities of purchasing agents in libraries, acquisition or ER librarians, in regard to understanding disability law and how these legal mandates apply when investigating, acquiring, and maintaining electronic resources. Relevant tools will be discussed, in particular the use of VPATs and WCAG 2.0 ...


School Choice Vouchers And Special Education In Indiana Catholic Diocesan Schools, William H. Blackwell, June M. Robinson 2017 Sam Houston State University

School Choice Vouchers And Special Education In Indiana Catholic Diocesan Schools, William H. Blackwell, June M. Robinson

Journal of Catholic Education

Catholic schools are now located at a crossroads of school choice voucher programs and special education services. With enrollment in Catholic schools declining over the past several decades, voucher programs that allow parents to use public funds for tuition at private schools – including tuition for students with disabilities – could possibly help to steady or even reverse this decline. This study examined the impact of Indiana’s statewide voucher program on Catholic schools, student enrollment, and special education services in three large diocesan school systems. The findings address issues related to enrollment growth, changing student population characteristics, special education services, and ...


Providing Access For Students With Moderate Disabilities: An Evaluation Of A Professional Development Program At A Catholic Elementary School, Matthew P. Cunningham, Karen K. Huchting, Diane Fogarty, Victoria Graf 2017 Loyola Marymount University

Providing Access For Students With Moderate Disabilities: An Evaluation Of A Professional Development Program At A Catholic Elementary School, Matthew P. Cunningham, Karen K. Huchting, Diane Fogarty, Victoria Graf

Journal of Catholic Education

After a significant policy change led to the admittance of students with moderate disabilities, St. Agnes School (SAS; pseudonym)—a Catholic PK-8 school in Southern California—implemented an 18-month professional development (PD) program to improve teachers’ inclusive classroom practices. Grounded in the theoretical framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL; Center for Applied Special Technology, 2015b), the PD program included cyclical, one-on-one instructional coaching sessions that were led by trained UDL coaches and consisted of lesson demonstrations and personalized feedback. While SAS teachers held state credentials, most had very little training to work with students with special needs prior to ...


A Content Analysis Of Catholic School Written Discipline Policies, Daniel L. Philippe, Claudia M. Hernandez-Melis, Pamela Fenning, Katie N. B. Sears, Emily M. McDonough, Elizabeth Lawrence, Michael Boyle 2017 Loyola University Chicago

A Content Analysis Of Catholic School Written Discipline Policies, Daniel L. Philippe, Claudia M. Hernandez-Melis, Pamela Fenning, Katie N. B. Sears, Emily M. Mcdonough, Elizabeth Lawrence, Michael Boyle

Journal of Catholic Education

School discipline has traditionally endorsed the use of exclusionary practices (i.e. suspension and expulsion). Such practices can have a negative short- and long-term impact on student lives, and tend to be enforced disproportionately with certain student populations. Although public school discipline policies have received increased scrutiny in recent years, Catholic school policies have received very little attention. This study presents the results of a content analysis of the written discipline policies of 33 Catholic secondary schools from two dioceses within a major metropolitan area. Results suggest that although variability exists in the types of behaviors included in formal written ...


Animals On Campus And In The Workplace, Ian Allen, Ruth Carlton-Appleton, Brett Lohoefener 2017 Iowa State University

Animals On Campus And In The Workplace, Ian Allen, Ruth Carlton-Appleton, Brett Lohoefener

Disability Awareness Summit

Animals on campus are becoming a hot button issue for students, faculty, and staff. Iowa State University staff members Brett Lohoefener (University Counsel), Ian Allen (Student Disability Resources), and Ruth Carlton-Appleton (University Human Resources) will present information on the sections of the ADA that apply to animals, including discussions on the difference between service animals and emotional support animals, and how to manage them on your campuses. The presentation will include a review of recent cases regarding animals on campus, as well as an overview of the policies and processes Iowa State University uses to manage their over 100 animals ...


Words Mean Things: Navigating Language When Working With Students With Disabilities, Megan Johnson 2017 Iowa State University

Words Mean Things: Navigating Language When Working With Students With Disabilities, Megan Johnson

Disability Awareness Summit

Ever found yourself searching for the correct words to say when working with a student with disabilities? Join us for a discussion on the importance our words have in the disability field. Where we have been and where we are headed. Come explore Person First language and get ideas about how to find words when you are searching for them.


The Good, Bad & Ugly Of Accessibility In Higher Education Facilities, Brian Manternach, Kerry Anne Dixon 2017 University of Iowa

The Good, Bad & Ugly Of Accessibility In Higher Education Facilities, Brian Manternach, Kerry Anne Dixon

Disability Awareness Summit

Not every solution for addressing physical access on a campus is a success. Some are outstanding, and some… not so good. We need to be honest in our evaluation of existing, new, and renovated building on our campuses. This session will examine examples of physical accessibility at the Iowa and Iowa State campus. Participants will gain understanding of the underlying problems and potential solutions for change through best practice discussion and highlighting differing inclusive design strategies used by the two institutions.


Support Program For Students With Autism In Postsecondary Education, Amanda Thompson, Arlene English, Elissa Teets 2017 Kirkwood Community College

Support Program For Students With Autism In Postsecondary Education, Amanda Thompson, Arlene English, Elissa Teets

Disability Awareness Summit

The Focused Skill Training (FST) program at Kirkwood Community College is a support program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the FST program, strategies and tools to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder be successful, and discuss our collaboration among campus and community resources. Time will be allocated to allow for open discussion and questions.


Collaborative Efforts To Promote It Accessibility In Higher Education In The State Of Iowa, Zayira Jordan, Carolyn Dorr, Kirk Corey, Todd Weissenberger 2017 Iowa State University

Collaborative Efforts To Promote It Accessibility In Higher Education In The State Of Iowa, Zayira Jordan, Carolyn Dorr, Kirk Corey, Todd Weissenberger

Disability Awareness Summit

No abstract provided.


Now You See Me Now You Don't: Navigating The World With An Invisible Disability, Mark Harris, Nathan Stucky 2017 University of Iowa

Now You See Me Now You Don't: Navigating The World With An Invisible Disability, Mark Harris, Nathan Stucky

Disability Awareness Summit

It is estimated that 96% of all disabilities are invisible. In this session, participants will learn basic facts regarding the prevalence of invisible disabilities, the struggles faced by people with invisible disabilities, and how invisible disabilities may differ from visible disabilities in the individual’s self-image and how others perceive them. We will focus on best practices for Student Disability Offices and Faculty and Staff Disability Offices in addressing the needs of people with invisible disabilities, with attention paid to how our work with these individuals is similar to and different from our work with individuals in general.


Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, And American Capitalism, Kris Principe 2017 Niagara University

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, And American Capitalism, Kris Principe

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


On Evangelii Gaudium: An Asia/Pacific Perspective, YOUNG BACK CHOI 2017 St. John's University

On Evangelii Gaudium: An Asia/Pacific Perspective, Young Back Choi

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Evangelii Gaudium: A European Perspective, Salvatore Moccia 2017 University UNIR, La Rioja, Spain

Evangelii Gaudium: A European Perspective, Salvatore Moccia

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Africa And An Economy Of Universal Human Solidarity: In The Footsteps Of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium, Laurenti Magesa 2017 St. John's University

Africa And An Economy Of Universal Human Solidarity: In The Footsteps Of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium, Laurenti Magesa

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


Latin America: When The Pope’S Economic Message Finds Home, Denise Chrispim Marin 2017 St. John's University

Latin America: When The Pope’S Economic Message Finds Home, Denise Chrispim Marin

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

No abstract provided.


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