ERIC Number: ED163585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Wider Doors for Handicapped Children: Section 504, Part C. OSSC Bulletin Vol. 22, No. 3.
This bulletin speaks to the major issue of providing equal opportunity for handicapped students through implementation of the program accessibility requirements of Section 504, Subpart C of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The purpose of this bulletin is to share significant highlights of a conference on "Barrier-Free Environments and the Schools," discuss the idea of "program accessibility," and suggest steps for compliance with this legislation. The scope of the act is illustrated in tables and the document explains how the subparts require immediate action by educational leaders. With regard to existing facilities, the section is a "program access" law rather than a "barrier-free" law. The major concept is that the program must be available to and usable by handicapped persons. For new facilities, the law is unequivocal regarding accessibility--all new facilities (or new parts of facilities) must be "readily accessible to and usable by handicapped persons." Procedures that administrators should follow to ensure compliance with the law are outlined and sources of assistance are listed. The appendices contain rules and regulations for the legislation, a checklist to determine whether buildings are accessible to the physically handicapped, and an annotated bibliography. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Architectural Barriers, Check Lists, Doors, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Higher Education, Physical Disabilities, School Responsibility
Oregon School Study Council, 124 College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($2.00; $1.50 if prepaid; 10% discount for 10 or more copies)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973