ERIC Number: ED442262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Accessible Schools.
This report examines the issues of school district compliance with the legal mandate to accommodate students with disabilities, and it explores the legislation that addresses student accessibility. The paper discusses and compares the federal laws and enforcement provisions dealing with accessibility, including those under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of Title V of the Rehabilitation Act, and the advisory guidelines concerning accessibility from the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. Final comments address the vagaries of accessibility laws and the need for careful reflection when planning new or renovating old facilities. (Contains 28 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)