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ERIC Number: ED509229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Faculty Members Should Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Working More Effectively with Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), amended in 2008, is a federal law intended to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities. It applies to employers, state and local government agencies, places of public accommodation, transportation facilities, telephone companies, and the U.S. Congress. Under Title II of the ADA, public colleges and universities are required to provide auxiliary aids and services to qualified students with disabilities. Providing auxiliary aids and services is not considered special treatment, but rather an equal opportunity to participate in the services, programs, or activities offered by the institution. This paper offers what educators should know about ADA. (Contains 6 resources.)
PEPNet. Available from: PEPNet-South, Center on Deafness, University of Tennessee, Bailey Education Complex A239, 1122 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996. Tel: 865-974-0607; Fax: 865-974-3522; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: PEPNet
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990