ERIC Number: ED308759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Recruitment, Admissions and Handicapped Students. A Guide for Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Second Edition.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
A revision of the 1978 guide designed to assist institutions improve access for handicapped students in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is presented. The guide assumes the reader is interested in learning how to comply with Section 504 and does not address the question of whether a particular education program or activity must be conducted in compliance with the statute or regulations. Four sections are as follows: (1) to whom the law applies (avoiding discrimination and removing subtle barriers confronted by the handicapped in the process of admission); (2) how the law applies to admissions activities (recruitment, publications, application forms and related items, admission test, financial aid, orientation, and registration); (3) some final thoughts (the importance of developing an attitude toward handicapped persons that acknowledges their civil rights, beginning with relating to handicapped students on a person-to-person basis); and (4) a 20-item checklist for colleges and universities (e.g., include a nondiscrimination statement in all application forms, hold recruitment activities in accessible facilities, and review all housing, health, and other forms for questions that solicit information that could reveal a handicap). Three appendices are: Task Force on a model admissions policy; list of state administrators of vocational rehabilitation; and information on the HEATH Resource Center. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)