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ERIC Number: ED149664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Overcoming Barriers to Higher Education. Program Accessibility for the Handicapped. Regional Spotlight, Vol. XII, No. 2, Winter 1978.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
The status of institutional efforts to overcome physical barriers for the handicapped is reviewed in this bulletin, based on SREB-sponsored questionnaire responses of representatives from southern colleges and universities. Recommondations for planning new construction or modifying existing facilities are offered, with some emphasis on using handicapped students themselves as advisors. Attitudinal barriers are also discussed. Highlighted are significant facts about the disabled, an architectural checklist for accessibility, design for a campus map for handicapped students, a compilation of campus services for handicapped students, and institutional examples of responsibility and research. Consideration is also given to funding problems, idealistic versus functional accessibility, rehabilitation, and restoring rank and privileges to the handicapped. A 17-item bibliography is included. (LBH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Architectural Barriers, Attitude Change, Building Design, Campus Planning, Check Lists, College Environment, Construction Needs, Design Requirements, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Financial Problems, Guidelines, Handicapped Students, Higher Education, Physical Disabilities, Student College Relationship
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.