ERIC Number: ED377616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Accessibility and Accommodations: Creating Employment Opportunities.
Gregory, Martha Wille, Ed.
This training manual is intended to aid in the design of physical environments to make them accessible to individuals with all kinds of disabilities. Three separate sections each contain a training agenda, learning objectives, workshop content (with side notes to the trainer in italics), overheads, and handouts. Preliminary information includes module purpose and overall learning objectives, a module outline, materials needed for the workshop, and adaptations for individuals with disabilities. The first content section is on public policy. It considers, first, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including its definition of disability requirements concerning employment, state and local government, and public accommodations. It also describes Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and gives ADA accessibility guidelines. The second section deals with steps needed to determine accommodations. These include analyzing requirements, consulting with the individual involved, and identifying possible accommodations. The third section looks at types of accommodations, organized according to the categories of visual, auditory, physical, or computer-based adaptations. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Employment, Federal Legislation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workshops
Missouri LINC, University of Missouri-Columbia, 401 E. Stewart Rd., Columbia, MO 65211 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Longview Community Coll., Lee's Summit, MO.; Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri LINC.; Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)