ERIC Number: ED372198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Americans with Disabilities Act and Adult, Career, and Vocational Education. Trends and Issues Alerts.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that educational institutions make all of their programs, services, and activities readily accessible to and usable by learners with disabilities. The ADA also requires that all screening and testing procedures used to evaluate learners with disabilities be fair, accurate, and nondiscriminatory. Because educational institutions are employers, the ADA also affects their hiring and personnel practices by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability in all aspects of personnel selection and management. Adult, career, and vocational educators should view the ADA as both a challenge and an opportunity. Although passage of the ADA cannot change ingrained attitudes against persons with disabilities, it does open the possibility for adult, career, and vocational educators to provide educational opportunities to interpret the law through educational offerings. As appropriate, information about the ADA and its requirements can be part of regular courses or delivered through continuing education and executive development programs. (An annotated list of 25 print resources and resource organizations offering information that adult, career, and vocational educators can use in complying with the ADA and in developing program activities is included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990