ERIC Number: ED179260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Transition Plan for Improving Facility Accessibility by Handicapped Students at Amarillo College.
Amarillo Coll., TX.
In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, this transition report identifies architectural barriers at two Amarillo College campuses, recommends modifications to improve facility accessibility for the handicapped, presents an implementation schedule and estimated costs for the modifications, and provides a plan for publicizing facility accessibility. The report first describes the handicapped population of Amarillo and discusses the growing number of handicapped students at Amarillo College and the obligations of the college under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Exterior barriers on each campus, such as the lack of ramps and adequate handicapped parking facilities, are then listed and located on two maps. A list of barriers within each building points out the lack of elevator access in multi-story structures and inaccessible rest room facilities, water fountains, and public telephones. The report then outlines 12 recommendations including the completion of all ramps and curb cuts during the summer of 1979, the preparation of preliminary cost estimates for the construction of elevators during the summer of 1980, the publication of a brochure describing accessible facilities, and the creation of a part-time Coordinator for Handicapped Students. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Amarillo Coll., TX.
Note: Attachments 1 and 2 have been deleted due to irreproducibility