ERIC Number: ED377624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities: Rights under Federal Law.
This outline sets forth assistive technology rights of students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the regulations implementing these statutes. The paper defines "assistive technology device" and "assistive technology service," outlines responsibilities of states receiving IDEA funds to provide such devices and services, notes eligibility requirements, examines requirements for vocational education programs, considers the use of assistive technology devices and services to enable placement in regular education settings, discusses the provision of auxiliary aids to students in postsecondary education programs, reviews the scope of the term "auxiliary aids and services," and points out that individuals with disabilities in public and private schools must be afforded an opportunity to participate in or benefit from an aid or service equal to that afforded others. References to the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and court cases are provided to support the paper's views. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, School Responsibility, Student Rights, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)