ERIC Number: ED174167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Issues and Answers for Implementing Section 504.
National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Positions on 37 issues related to higher education's implementation of section 504 were developed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). This project is a part of the interassociation effort (Higher Education and the Handicapped--HEATH) to provide colleges and universities with information and technical assistance on section 504. Section 504 is a civil rights law that guarantees equal opportunities for handicapped persons. The touchstone of section 504 is integration and not segregation. Separate or different treatment of handicapped persons is only permitted under section 504 when it is absolutely necessary to achieve full participation. Section 504 mandates the accessibility of programs and activities that already exist, and a full integration of handicapped persons throughout existing programs and institutional structures. The objective of the task force in developing positions on the issues was the achievement of consensus among persons representing diverse backgrounds and interests. The positions represent general consensus of the group, but not all members of the task force are in full agreement with every position. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964