ERIC Number: ED401688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Self-Evaluation Guide for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
This guide is intended to assist elementary and secondary schools as they plan compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), conduct required self-evaluation and transition plans, and make appropriate modifications. The eight chapters correspond with the regulations and include many worksheets and examples. Chapter 1 briefly discusses each of the ADA's titles, especially Title II which assures access to all programs and services provided by state and local government agencies. In Chapter 2 the emphasis is on the law's definition of a "qualified individual with a disability." Chapter 3 identifies action steps toward compliance and offers a three-phase process for completing self-evaluation planning. Chapter 4 reviews the general prohibitions against discrimination contained in Title II regulations, especially schools' obligation to provide a "free and appropriate public education." Chapter 5 explains ADA provisions concerning recruitment, hiring, and other employment-related issues. Program accessibility is the focus of Chapter 6. Chapter 7 explains Title II requirements for ensuring effective communication for persons with visual, hearing, and speech disabilities. Chapter 8 reviews the enforcement procedures for Title II and the remedies available if an institution is determined not to be in compliance. The last section identifies relevant sources of information. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Employment, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Legal Responsibility, Long Range Planning, School Responsibility, Self Evaluation (Groups)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328; telephone: 202-512-1800.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990