ERIC Number: EJ722410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Disability Law and Your Classroom
Academe, v91 n6 p37-39 Nov-Dec 2005
Providing reasonable academic adjustments for students who qualify as disabled under the ADA should, of course, be a priority for all university professors. Eligible students with documented disabilities deserve conditions that make it possible for them to do their best work. A professor should not, however, have to accept a university official's interpretation of federal disability law if it is inconsistent with the rulings of federal judges. Recent rulings have sharply limited the situations in which the ADA can now be applied. This article discusses the consequences of these rulings for all university personnel who make decisions about disability accommodations.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, College Administration, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Court Litigation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990