ERIC Number: ED367092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Section 504: Guidelines for Educators.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This manual's purpose is to provide technical assistance to educators regarding their obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which protects persons participating in federally funded programs and activities from discrimination based upon their disability status. An introduction outlines the three major areas of emphasis of Section 504 and presents the definition of "disabled". The manual then presents definitions of relevant terms and examples of persons who are possibly eligible under Section 504. Responsibilities of the school district are reviewed, including provision of a free appropriate education, employment practices, and program accessibility. Section 504 is then compared with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; a question-and-answer section on Section 504 issues is presented; and sample policies and forms are provided. Appendices contain information for inservice education, the text of Section 504, Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards, and Section 504 compliance self-evaluation procedures. (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Preschool Education, Rehabilitation, School Policy, School Responsibility, Self Evaluation (Groups), Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: Parts of the document contain small print.