ERIC Number: ED381919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Americans with Disabilities Act.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
This paper outlines key elements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as the ADA pertains to businesses, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. Implications of the legislation for postsecondary education institutions are then explored. The paper indicates that the ADA demands virtually the same standards for compliance in the employment area as Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Implications include renewed attention to disability access to facilities and programs, and increased use of campus facilities and programs by individuals with disabilities as transportation access improves. Differences between Section 504 and the ADA are analyzed, focusing on requirements for physical access in new construction or major renovations. Four publications on postsecondary education compliance with Section 504 and the ADA are described. Several government agencies and publications offering assistance on ADA requirements are listed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Employment, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Labor Legislation
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: Reprints from articles appearing in "Information from HEATH" from 1990-1993.