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ERIC Number: EJ958899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1937-156X
Teaching Accessibility Standards to Generation Y Students
Klitzing, Sandra
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v26 n1 p69-75 2011
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 mandated that facilities and programs are accessible, so people with disabilities can be included in all aspects of community life including recreation (Dattilo, 2002). Understanding accessibility standards is not an easy task. Educators are faced with the challenge of teaching technical content, like legislation and accessibility, to Generation Y students. The widely accepted experiential learning theory outlined by Kolb (1984) supports the premise of active learning as an effective method for teaching adult learners, and seems to correlate well with the characteristics of Generation Y students. This paper will describe an accessibility assignment that is geared for Generation Y students, based on experiential learning theory, and designed to teach students how to locate and utilize current accessibility standards. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990