ERIC Number: ED461970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Access to the Future: Preparing College Students with Disabilities for Careers. DO-IT.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
This document and its accompanying 14-minute open-captioned videotape summarize legal issues related to the employment of people with disabilities, methods for creating inclusive programs, accommodation strategies, and tips for working with individuals with disabilities. The section on legal issues considers requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the ADA definition of a person with a disability. Guidelines for creating an inclusive career development program address design and physical environment, printed and electronic resources, recruitment, and accessibility of events. Ten suggestions for working with persons with disabilities are offered, such as recognizing that the person with the disability is the best resource when determining appropriate modifications. Suggestions for career counselors working with employers include ways to identify possible accommodation strategies. Eight organizational resources are identified with a brief explanation of their services. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Program Development
DO-IT, University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Tel: 206-685-DOIT; Tel: 888-972-DOIT (Toll Free); Fax: 206-221-4171; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.washington.edu/doit/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990