ERIC Number: ED377630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Institutions of Higher Education for Students with Disabilities.
Kaufman, Hattie E.
This brochure addresses federal laws, regulations, and litigation that dictate how colleges and universities must accommodate the needs of students with disabilities. Emphasis is on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. A summary of the laws' definitions of "handicap" or "disability" reviews litigation concerning the importance of the perception of handicap or disability and special problems with the conditions of drug and alcohol addiction. Requirements for federally assisted programs and activities are noted. Consideration is then given to specific student issues including admissions, adjustments to the academic program, auxiliary aids, student housing, financial aid, student employment, career counseling, placement, physical education and athletics, and health care and health insurance. Other aspects summarized include requirements for physical accessibility and transportation systems. Attached are a checklist of university offices and departments affected by the legislation and an appendix giving specific regulations on postsecondary education. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, College Students, Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Definitions, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Standards, Universities
National Association of College and University Attorneys Publications, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 620, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Coll. and Univ. Attorneys, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)