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National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials and Webinar Support

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Client: 
Rehabilitation Services Administration
Project Description: 

New Editions manages the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) - www.ncrtm.ed.gov - add technical assistance webinars. The NCRTM is designed to house and facilitate the sharing of training and educational materials for the vocational rehabilitation (VR) community. These activities support RSA’s leadership role in supporting the development of skilled VR personnel.

Project Details:

New Editions is upgrading the NCRTM website technology for enhanced usability, Section 508 compliance and mobile access. We are adding new features such as advanced search capability and user ratings and employing discussion forums and social media to increase the interactive nature of the site. 

In addition, we are building an inventory of high quality VR, sign language interpreting and independent living training materials and develop a comprehensive schema to organize and describe the full range of training materials. We solicit and incorporate stakeholder feedback in the design of the schema to ensure maximum relevance. We develop and maintain a companion system to house and track RSA grantee training products.

New Editions also supports and hosts fully accessible technical assistance webinars for RSA and designs and implements evaluation strategies to assess effectiveness and outcomes.

Skills and Capabilities: 
  • Accessible website development and maintenance
  • Database development
  • Accessible multi-media remediation
  • Accessible webinar hosting and management
  • Outreach and dissemination
  • Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation training