ERIC Number: ED366360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
ADA Audit, Transition Plan, and Policy Statement for Higher Education. Manual and Workbook.
Shepard, Ira Michael; And Others
Designed to assist public institutions in meeting the many requirements and deadlines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, this handbook provides a blueprint for coordinating ADA compliance and conducting the required self-evaluations. Chapter 1 reviews policy implications of compliance with the ADA, discusses the importance of the legislation to institutions, and provides sample policy statements. Chapter 2 provides an overview of requirements and deadlines for compliance for ADA Titles I, II, and III, while chapter 3 describes the first phase of conducting ADA self-evaluations, including the creation of an ADA task force, gathering input from the community and institution, the role of ADA Coordinators, and the audit process. Chapter 4 discusses the second phase of ADA evaluations, which includes setting priorities and developing a transition plan, and reviews the differences between program and facilities access; structural renovations planning; and completing the self-evaluation. Chapter 5 describes the final phase--ensuring compliance and related budget considerations. Chapter 6 describes the process of conducting an employment audit, chapter 7 discusses audits of programs and services other than employment, and chapter 8 highlights the features of facilities audits. Chapters 6 through 8 provide sample audits, forms, and/or worksheets for each type of audit discussed. Finally, chapter 9 presents a sample transition plan. (MAB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Design Requirements, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Malpractice, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Two Year Colleges, Worksheets
American Association of Community Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($100; $75 for members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990