ERIC Number: ED432115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Accessing Student Life: Steps To Improve the Campus Climate for Disabled Students.
Chelberg, Gene; Harbour, Wendy; Juarez, Roberta L.
Information in this guidebook is designed to assist student leaders and student activities staff who are involved in planning campus programming to make campus activities accessible and inclusive, increase involvement of students with disabilities in student life activities, and promote positive change in the frequency and/or nature of interaction between students with and without disabilities. Part 1 of the guidebook discusses barriers to student life. Part 2, "Planning Accessible Activities," provides guidelines for creating accessible campus activities with regard to the physical, informational, programmatic, and attitudinal environments. Part 3, "Infusing Disability Perspectives," describes new models for understanding disability and outlines strategies for including an array of disability experiences in campus programming. The following part, "Developing Access Initiatives," provides a structure to facilitate development of an Access Initiative, a concrete plan for putting newly acquired knowledge into action. The last two parts provide references, additional resources, and an index. Journal articles, and essays, resource books and literature, periodicals and journals, videotapes and other non-print media, and Internet resources are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Campus Planning, College Environment, College Students, Consciousness Raising, Disabilities, Higher Education, Student Personnel Services
University of Minnesota Disability Services, Research and Training, 12 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455; Tel: 612-626-9658; TTY: 612-626-9649; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://disserv3.stu.umn.edu/ENGAGE (available in alternate format upon request).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Disability Services.