Title: Legislative Council Study Committee on Programs for the Handicapped public hearing audiotapes
Description: In 1969, the Texas Legislative Council Study Committee on Programs for the Handicapped was formed (Senate Concurrent Resolution 31, 61st Texas Legislature, Regular Session) to conduct a comprehensive study of services and rehabilitative programs for Texans with disabilities, with a focus on vocational needs. The study addressed the federal requirement for continued statewide studies of the needs of people with disabilities in order for Texas to continue to receive federal funds in support of state vocational rehabilitation programs. Records of the committee consist of six audiotape recordings of three public hearings held by the committee's citizens advisory commission on November 5 and December 3-4, 1970. According to the label of an empty audiotape box, additional hearings were held in El Paso on November 16-17, 1970. "Handicapped" was the term commonly used at the time for people with disabilities. The audiotapes have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Texas Legislative Council Study Committee on Programs for the Handicapped public hearing audiotapes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These audio recordings are arranged in chronological order
Copyright information: Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Copyright information: The use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials in political advertising is prohibited (Texas Government Code, Section 306.005). In addition, commercial use of legislatively produced audio or visual material is limited (Texas Government Code, Section 306.006)
Access restrictions: Due to the fragility of the audiotapes, the digital copies must be used instead of the original tapes.