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Nielsen, Danielle – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article addresses the importance of teaching transformative usability and accessibility concepts through the lens of disability studies in general business and professional communication courses. It argues that when students learn to analyze audiences, include diverse users, and foresee accessibility "before" the final draft because…
Descriptors: Usability, Accessibility (for Disabled), Concept Teaching, Business Administration Education
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Ramsey, Ursula – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article describes a scavenger hunt for Business Law students. Specifically, students compete in this scavenger hunt to identify accessible design features on campus to undergird their study of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title III of the ADA prohibits public accommodations from discriminating on the basis of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Law Related Education
Vance, Mary Lee, Ed.; Lipsitz, Neal E., Ed.; Parks, Kaela, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
"Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act" is a primer and quick reference guide for higher education professionals who work with students with disabilities, both apparent and hidden. Written for administrators, faculty, and staff, the book provides transferable information that is applicable to any campus. Since the Americans with…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Higher Education
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Millar, Dorothy Squatrito – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
This article was written with the purpose of informing educators, agency service providers, family members, stakeholders, researchers in the field of transition, and individuals with intellectual disabilities themselves, of the guardianship alternatives that can be used, hence negating the need for a legal guardian. Guardianship refers to the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Determination, Child Custody, Stakeholders
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Hadley, Wanda M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
High school students with disabilities are attending colleges and universities in growing numbers, with their rate of college participation doubling in the past twenty years. Students with disabilities in the secondary educational system are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, which requires…
Descriptors: College Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
Clark, Mary – PEPNet 2, 2010
Late-deafness means deafness that happened postlingually, any time after the development of speech and language in a person who has identified with hearing society through schooling, social connections, etc. Students who are late-deafened cannot understand speech without visual aids such as speechreading, sign language, and captioning (although…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Visual Aids, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Kennedy, Tammie M.; Menten, Tracey – English Journal, 2010
In this article, the authors share five practical teaching activities for introducing disability into the secondary English curriculum that also address NCTE/IRA objectives for the English language arts. They have used these lessons to help students better analyze the language/rhetoric of disability, understand how disability is represented in…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Reading Skills
US Department of Education, 2010
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding information, contact information, and a web site for…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Improvement, Adult Education
PEPNet, 2009
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,…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Federal Legislation, Partial Hearing, Disabilities
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Balch, Bradley V.; Memory, David M.; Hofmeister, David R. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2008
Teachers contribute to the success of all students, in part, by understanding and being responsive to the legal context of teaching. Simply stated, a teacher's success is increasingly dependent on a sound awareness and prudent application of education law. Although several excellent resources are available for informing the preservice and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, School Law, Integrity, Vignettes
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Lehmann, Ilana; Crimando, William – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2008
Although some writers have suggested that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), contrary to its intent, was responsible for a decline in employment for persons with disabilities, there is little strong empirical support for such an assertion. This study is an attempt to demonstrate that, in fact, the dismal labor market experience following…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Disabilities, Labor Market, Rehabilitation Counseling
Watson, John F. – North American Council for Online Learning, 2007
Online learning is growing rapidly across the United States within all levels of education, as more and more students and educators become familiar with the benefits of learning unconstrained by time and place. Across most states and all grade levels, students are finding increased opportunity, flexibility, and convenience through online learning.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Resources, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2007
Section 504 is federal civil rights law under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It provides protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities. Students in school settings fall under the protection of Section 504 and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability from all school programs and activities in both public and…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Public Schools, Civil Rights, Eligibility
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Cope, David – Academe, 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…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
Sandoz, Jeff – 2003
A pictograph and icon-driven training program has been specifically designed for educators who are responsible for teaching the developmentally disabled regarding the safe use of hazardous chemicals. In alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it offers "reasonable accommodation" by those who educate and train this special…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Accident Prevention, Adult Literacy, Assistive Technology
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