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ERIC Number: ED408740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 24
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Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Academic Libraries.
McBrayer, Philip; Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong
This paper examines how key provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act affect the operations of academic libraries. First, the paper summarizes the provisions of the ADA's five titles that deal with: (1) employment of people with disabilities; (2) accessibility of public buildings; (3) modifications to existing and new construction; (4) telecommunications; and (5) miscellaneous provisions. Next, the paper examines implications for academic libraries. A section on accommodations for patrons with disabilities stresses the tension between "reasonable accommodation" and "undue hardship" and identifies technological and structural solutions to accessibility problems. Discussion of the ADA and employment of librarians with disabilities focuses on changes in statements of job requirements. Cost issues of implementing the ADA are briefly considered. (Contains 20 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990