ERIC Number: ED456615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
Transition to Post-Secondary Environments.
Singh, Delar K.
This report discusses the findings of a national survey of 160 colleges and universities that explored facilities and services to students with orthopedic disabilities, including structural accessibility, academic accessibility, dorm-living, and recreational opportunities. Results of the survey indicate: (1) 10 percent of the institutions of higher education (IHEs) offer structural accessibility to students who have orthopedic disabilities; (2) 66 percent of the IHEs offer academic accessibility to students who have orthopedic disabilities; (3) 2 percent of the IHEs facilitate dorm-living for students who have orthopedic disabilities; (4) 31 percent of the IHEs offer recreational opportunities to students who have orthopedic disabilities; (5) 7 percent of the IHEs provide total or full accessibility to students who have orthopedic disabilities; (6) overall, public IHEs offer more accessibility in all areas than private institutions; (7) the size of an IHE has nothing to do with its structural accessibility; (8) the larger the size of the IHE, the greater is its academic accessibility; (9) there is no relationship between the geographic region and institutional accessibility; and (10) academic accessibility provided by the IHEs was significantly greater than any other type of accessibility. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Environment, Higher Education, Housing, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Physical Disabilities, Recreational Activities, Recreational Facilities, Structural Elements (Construction), Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the New York State Council for Exceptional Children Convention (Niagara Falls, NY, November 5, 2000).