ERIC Number: ED358880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Disability Accommodation Handbook.
Flick-Hruska, Connie, Comp.; Blythe, Gretchen, Comp.
Designed as a resource for two-year college faculty and staff working with students with disabilities, this handbook contains facts about various disabilities, practical suggestions for improving services, and resource points for further information. Following a brief introduction, legal implications regarding disabled students are discussed for postsecondary education institutions, and general suggestions for overcoming negative reactions to disabled students are provided. Next, the handbook describes symptoms and useful teaching techniques/classroom approaches for the following disabilities: learning disabilities; traumatic brain injury; mobility impairments; visual impairments (legal blindness); total blindness; hearing impairments, including information on using a relay system to call the hearing impaired and working with interpreters; back impairments; speech impairments; epilepsy; cerebral palsy; carpal tunnel syndrome; multiple sclerosis; rheumatoid arthritis; Tourette's syndrome; mental illness; suicide; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); and substance abuse. For each disability, telephone numbers of institutions offering further information are provided. The manual then lists possible side effects of medication that students may be taking and reviews considerations regarding disabled student access to science laboratories. Finally, evacuation procedures for visually impaired, hearing impaired, and non-ambulatory students are considered. (MAB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Handicap Identification, Hearing Impairments, Injuries, Learning Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Perceptual Handicaps, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Special Needs Students, Speech Handicaps, Teacher Response, Teaching Methods, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City, MO.