database structure committee suggestions
Posted by: Edward Pahula
Date Mailed: Monday, December 15th 1997 09:15 PM
Date Mailed: Monday, December 15th 1997 09:15 PM
This is to my understanding the list of main categories ACCESS/ ADVOCACY/ ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ BENEFITS/ DISABILITY/ EDUCATION/ EMPLOYMENT/ HOUSING/ IL CENTER/ LAW/ LEGISLATORS/ LEGISLATORS/FED REP LEGISLATORS/STATE SEN LEGISLATORS/STATE REP LEGISLATORS/FED SEN MEDIA/ MEDICAL/ NIDRR/ RECREATION/ PAS/ SERVICE PROVIDER/ SUPPORT GROUPS/ TRANSPORTATION/ Main Categories that are under discussion LEGISLATORS/ Needs more refining If we Stay with the /STATE REP /FED REP/ FED SEN /STATE SEN should we use the abbreviations. I would use the words senators and representatives. my reasoning behind that if some is going to search by subject and the do a keyword search for senators. If we use the /STATE SEN OR /FED SEN and then type in senators no listing will show. If we were to use the word senate and they were to search for senators no listing would show. The same would go with /STATE REP and /FED REP. Next, is PAS/. On the December 8th conference call there was discussion of changing PAS to PERSONAL ASSISTIVE SERVICES/ If it was PERSONAL ASSISTIVE SERVICES it would be easer for someone who is not familiar with the proper abbreviations and terminology. The next category is SERVICE PROVIDER/. SERVICE PROVIDER is a lot like IL RESOURCES/. I would call it a when in doubt category. If I don't know where to put this entry They provide a service I will put it under service provider. I'm not saying it's going to be easy, but I think we can put the entries under service provider under other categories. I think that covers all the main subject category questions. Let try the subcategories. Under ACCESS/ some possibilities. /EMPLOYMENT /TRANSPORTATION (all these entries should fall under transportation) /PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS /TELECOMMUNICATIONS /ASSESSMENTS (?) All the subcategories are possible suggestions, but I only have 4 entries ACCESS, for all the more entries we might have combine is it possible to have ACCESS with no subcategories Under ADVOCACY/ suggestions are /INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY /COMMUNITY & SYSTEMS ADVOCACY If we were to list all organizations that were involved with Advocacy from the whole country, How many would there be? If we put them under one category of ADVOCACY and used the secondary searches by state, county, city, etc. Would we be talking hundreds or thousands? Keep in mind we're just doing PA. Could we Just leave the category of ADVOCACY/ and no subcategories. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ here are some of my suggestions. /BLIND (AT device for visually impaired and/or blind) /COMMUNICATIONS (Any AT device for communication aides/devices) /DAILY LIVING AIDES (Catalogs that provide/sell AT used in daily living /DOGS (Organizations that train dogs for both deaf, blind, or any dog used to assist person with disability /RAMPS (companies that sell various types of ramps. /LIFTS (companies that sell various types of lifts. /RESOURCES (BBS, DATABASES, CATALOGS THAT WOULD SELL STRANGE THINGS LIKE LABELED ITEMS, PAPER, COMPUTER ACCESSORIES) Any resource that might lead you to what you want. /SCOOTERS (Companies that sell various scooters) /TDD (companies or organizations that would provide relay services) /VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS (organization or company that would make proper modifications for person with disability) /WHEELCHAIRS( Companies that would sell various types of wheelchairs Note that the subcategories are to separate the large amounts of entries. The key even with the multiple categories is to use the keyword searches. create any subcategory if you have 10 or more. Next BENEFITS/ some suggestions are /EMERGENCY SERVICES /VA PROVIDERS /SOCIAL SECURITY Any other suggestions? Next, DISABILITY/ some suggestions are Here's I look at it. I would avoid categories like physical physiological. A disability is a disability no matter if it's physical or physiological. Here's some of my subcategories /BLIND (organizations that provider programs or services to visually impaired or blind) /DEAF (organizations that provider programs or services to hard of hearing or deaf) /HEAD INJURY (organizations that deal with disabilities caused by head injury) /ORGANIZATIONS (organizations that deal with various disabilities, or not so common disabilities) An example would be National Organization for albinism. Since I only have one I don't make a subcategory, so I put it under organization. /RESOURCES (BBS, Databases, newsletter articles, other sources that would help you find information. Next, EDUCATION/ here are some of the suggestions /EARLY INTERVENTION /DAY CARE /ELEMENTARY /SECONDARY /POST SECONDARY /ADULT ENRICHMENT /RESOURCES Next, EMPLOYMENT/ /AGENCIES /PROGRAMS I think these are good. Is the focus going to be on agencies and programs available for people with disabilities, or everyone. Either way you can put the information you need in the notes Next, HOUSING/ the suggestions are /HOME MODIFICATION /SUBSIDIZED /GENERAL /EMERGENCY Any other suggestions? Next, IL CENTER/ here were some of the suggestions /NORTH EAST /NORTH CENTRAL /EAST /SOUTH CENTRAL /SOUTHWESTERN /PCIL /SILC Any other suggestions? I think this would organize the category a lot better. It would cut down on the time it would take to do a secondary search. Next, LAW/ Here are the suggestions? /DISCRIMINATION /LEGAL SERVICES I guess we would list lawyers who are willing to deal with discrimination and/or have/provide services particularly for persons with disabilities. Next, LEGISLATORS/ As I mentioned above possibly changing the subcategories Next, MEDICAL/ Here are the suggestions /SUPPLIES /HEALTH SERVICES /DENTAL SERVICES Next, NIDRR I have no suggestions Next, RECREATION/ /VACATIONS AND TRIPS /SPORTS /CAMP /ENTERTAINMENT /READING MATERIAL /THEATER /TRAVEL Any other suggestions? Next, PAS/ I would leave it as is. Next, SERVICE PROVIDER/ here are some of the suggestions /AGING /FOOD /CHILDREN /SUBSTANCE ABUSE /REHABILITATION /RESPITE CARE (Possibly PAS) /ATTENDANT CARE (Possibly PAS) /INFORMATION AND REFERRAL /MULTI-CULTURAL Next, SUPPORT GROUPS/ here are the suggestions /FAMILY /CONSUMER /OTHER Maybe no subcategory FINALLY, TRANSPORTATION/ (Drum roll please) /PARATRANSIT /MEDICAL /OTHER Maybe no subcategory just secondary searches.