Telecommunications in VR

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Vocational Rehabilitation agencies are under increased pressure to provide services more efficiently as budget constraints, growing caseloads, and rising operating costs create barriers to effective service delivery. Rural areas are particularly susceptible to these economic constraints, where distance and transportation barriers limit counselor and consumer contact. One strategy to deliver services more often and consistently is to use telecommunications for counselor-consumer interactions.

Telecommunications also opens up employment opportunities through expanded employment search and remote working arrangements.

Tools, Resources, and Publications

2018

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Pilot testing a digital career literacy training for vocational rehabilitation professionals

2018 | Rebecca Goe, Catherine Ipsen & Stacey Bliss 
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin | PDF; EPUB; online access


 


2017

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Vocational Rehabilitation agency guidance on social media use: A policy analysis 

2017 | Catherine Ipsen & Rebecca Goe 
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin | PDF; EPUB; online access


 

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6 essential elements of social policy for VR agencies 

2017 | Lauren Smith
RTC:Rural | online access; text description


2013

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Access to, use of, and attitudes toward telecommunication among rural VR clients 

2013 | Catherine Ipsen, Bethany Rigles, Nancy Arnold & Tom Seekins
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin | PDF: EPUB; online access


2012

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The use of telecommunication to deliver services to rural and urban vocational rehabilitation clients

2012 | Catherine Ipsen, Bethany Rigles, Nancy Arnold & Tom Seekins
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin | PDF; EPUB; online access