ERIC Number: ED363078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Educator's Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Morrissey, Patricia A.
This guide was written to acquaint educators with their legal responsibility in providing all individuals with disabilities--whether they be students, job applicants, employees, parents, or members of the community--with the same access and opportunities that are available to others. The guide explains legal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws, offers practical advice on how to meet legal mandates effectively and affordably, and provides checklists and worksheets to assess specific situations and plan needed actions. An overview explains the four federal laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. Section 1 then explains what schools must and cannot do in regard to students with disabilities, how the laws affect vocational education, and how administrative requirements and compliance procedures affect schools. Section 2 focuses on what steps schools must take to make current facilities, alterations, and new facilities accessible to students, staff, and community members with disabilities. Section 3 discusses how schools must treat job applicants who have disabilities and modifications they must make for employees with disabilities. Appendices provide the complete text of the ADA, a list of resources for technical assistance and further information, and prototype checklists for determining whether facilities meet ADA standards. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Check Lists, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employees, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Job Applicants, Job Development, Legal Responsibility, Parent Rights, School Personnel, Student Rights, Vocational Education
American Vocational Association, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990