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Communications Technology
for Everyone

Implications for the Classroom and Beyond

By Peter David Blanck
Senior Fellow

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Power in the Mainstream: Using New Technology to Provide an Accessible Curriculum
The Challenge to Education Policymakers: Delivering an Accessible Curriculum through Technology
Communications Technology: Extending Opportunities in Business and the Community to People with Disabilities
Keynote: Inclusion through Technology, Policy, and Conversation
Conclusion
Related Publications

This report is available as an accessible CD-ROM (Macintosh-compatible only) free of charge. For information about receiving this report, contact The Annenberg Washington Program.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter David Blanck is a Senior Fellow of The Annenberg Washington Program. He is a Professor of Law and of Psychology at the University of Iowa and concentrates much of his research on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Blanck is a Commissioner on the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and is past President of the American Association on Mental Retardation's Legal Process and Advocacy Division. The U.S. District Court for the State of Wyoming appointed Blanck to the Compliance Advisory Board, which oversees the development of community, educational, and employment services for people with mental disabilities in the state. Blanck has written widely on the Americans with Disabilities Act and has received grants to study its implementation. Before teaching at Iowa, Blanck practiced law at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling and served as a law clerk to the late Judge Carl McGowan of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review.

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RECOMMENDED CITATION:
The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University, Communications Technology for Everyone: Implications for the Classroom and Beyond (Washington, D.C.: The Annenberg Washington Program, June 1994).

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University.

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