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ERIC Number: ED506427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Legal Aspects of Accessibility in Higher Education and the ADA
Burke, Kenneth M.
Online Submission, Paper submitted at the QuaRC 5th Annual Qualitative Research Conference (St. Louis, MO, Apr 2006)
In providing needed services to individuals that claim a disability and meeting legal standards, issues linger in grey areas for institutions of higher education in the United States. While postsecondary schools are legally obligated to provide mobility access for physical disabilities, given the questions over defining disability, service provisions do depend much on the policy of the university to meet the needs of students that report a disability. Research thus narrows on the topic of mobility and accessibility issues for physically disabled students in higher education and then discusses the general implications of the ADA for higher education. However, with discriminating practices a matter of civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), institutions need be prepared to address problems that might arise and ensure policy addresses the needs. World Health Organization (WHO) proves valuable in addressing vague legal requirements in order to provide stronger policy initiatives. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973