ERIC Number: ED395425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Student Affairs Staff Survey of Knowledge of Disability Laws and Recent Legal Decisions. Postsecondary Accommodations for Academic and Career Success.
Bethea, Leslie L.; Thompson, Anne R.
This document presents survey questions concerning rights of students with disabilities in postsecondary education and the responsibilities and rights of student affairs staff. The survey is intended to provide necessary information about disability laws and recent legal decisions in the context of the increased enrollment of students with disabilities in higher education and the increasing need for accommodations. The 26-item survey identifies the correct responses (from yes/no choices), offers a rationale for the correct response, and provides one or more references. The survey addresses: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, suitable accommodations, limitations on required accommodations, liability of the individual student affairs staff member, access to student diagnostic information, admissions tests, safety considerations, student housing, preferred terminology, and accommodations for individuals with specific impairments. (Contains 20 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Legal Responsibility, School Responsibility, Student Personnel Services, Student Rights, Surveys
Alternate formats of this survey are available from Project PAACS, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 9727, Mississippi State, MS 39762-5740.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)