ERIC Number: ED421825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The 4 P's of Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education: Philosophy, Policy, Procedures and Programs.
Vickery, Leah J.; McClure, Michael D.
This paper describes how Ball State University in Indiana provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities, including faculty, staff and students. The university's history of providing accommodations is traced from the 1920s, when members of the football team carried a student using a wheelchair up stairways to attend classes, through the 1960s when curb cuts on campus sidewalks were made, followed by the 1970s building renovation and program accessibility, and the 1980s, when intramural sports were modified so that students with disabilities were able to participate fully. The introduction of an infrared sound system in the main university performing arts auditorium when the national touring company of "Children of A Lesser God" came to campus is also highlighted, along with the development of a computer literacy curriculum for students with vision impairment. The coordination of the offices of Affirmative Action and Human Resources with the Coordinator of Adaptive Computer Technology to provide effective and meaningful accommodations for faculty, staff, and student employees is also discussed. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Athletics, College Buildings, College Environment, College Planning, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Literacy, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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