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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. Oct 2017

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 ...


Traveling Trunks: Enrich Curriculum With A Global Perspective, Nancy Shepherd Apr 2015

Traveling Trunks: Enrich Curriculum With A Global Perspective, Nancy Shepherd

Faculty Publications

Traveling trunks as a delivery method for curricula have been associated with experiential learning and shown to increase learning (George, 2010; Shepherd, 2007; Lett, 1993). Students learn through real-life experiences, such as global social issues (Kister, 1992), and principal to the nature of learning is the relationship between experience and learning, a shaping force in the development of thoughtful, curious students (Loughran, 2006).

The embedded mixed method study showed learning gains occurred when experiential curriculum was facilitated by experienced teachers, and delivered in a traveling trunk. The study (N=58) showed that active learning about social issues engages students. Paired ...


Stephen F Austin State University Journal Of Education Vol. 3 No. 1, Barbara Barrett, Carolyn Baxter, Camille G. Bell, Donna Couchenour, Renee Chreech, Charlene Crocker, Sue E. Butts, James M. Dinucci, Gloria E. Durr, Mack Hall, Lynn Luther, Melodie Mcdonald, Douglas Prewitt, Frank Smith, Connie Spreadbury Apr 1987

Stephen F Austin State University Journal Of Education Vol. 3 No. 1, Barbara Barrett, Carolyn Baxter, Camille G. Bell, Donna Couchenour, Renee Chreech, Charlene Crocker, Sue E. Butts, James M. Dinucci, Gloria E. Durr, Mack Hall, Lynn Luther, Melodie Mcdonald, Douglas Prewitt, Frank Smith, Connie Spreadbury

Stephen F. Austin State University Journal of Education

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