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Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Document Imaging

Space Savings

File Cabinets Arrow Server
  • 2 vertical files
  • 3 lateral files
  • 2.5 bankers boxes
  • 12,000 images
Arrow CD Disc CD
  • 12 vertical files
  • 24 lateral files
  • 96,000 images
6 Times

When paper files are converted to an electronic format on disk, the physical space is freed up for other business or personnel functions. Sometimes, this can lead to a business or organization realizing that a planned building or expansion may not be necessary. Storage units rented to house years of accumulated documents are no longer needed.

The typical calculation is that one CD disk can hold the contents of two 4-foot high files cabinets, or three lateral files, or 2.5 bankers boxes, or 12 thousand high quality, color images. One DVD can hold six times that amount, or the contents of twelve vertical files, 24 lateral files, or 96,000 high quality, color images. The amount of data stored on a hard drive is limited only to the capacity of the computer server storage.

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.