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Salvador, Karen – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Despite long-standing antidiscrimination laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which are meant to guarantee equal access, many school and community choirs appear to be populated primarily by students with typical physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Music, Music Education, Special Education
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Simon, Jo Anne – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
For decades, postsecondary institutions have focused more on the line between compliance and noncompliance, balancing the rights and responsibilities of institutions with those of students with disabilities. The danger for postsecondary institutions in focusing on a "line in the sand" approach was to further perceptions that students…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Legal Problems, Colleges, Disabilities
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Heyward, Salome – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
For legal issues in the field of disability compliance, this is an exciting time in postsecondary education. The twentieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signals a reawakening of the commitment to provide equal access to individuals with disabilities. This chapter explores three of the compliance issues that will be of…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Disabilities, Federal Government, Government Role
Montoya, Aile – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Disability laws such as the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandate equal access to academic programs, activities, and services for students with disabilities. Therefore, disability laws require that institutions of higher education offer students with learning disabilities (LD)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Learning Disabilities, Correlation
Pace, Darra; Schwartz, Diane – Online Submission, 2008
The inclusion of students with disabilities at the university is a relatively new occurrence in the field of special education. Although legislation in the United States has supported the acceptance of students with disabilities at the post-secondary level, it has only provided minimal support with the emphasis on the learner rather than the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, College Curriculum, Inclusive Schools, Models
Strauss, Karen Peltz – National Council on Disability, 2006
This paper explores the need to adopt legislative and regulatory safeguards to guarantee equal access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and Internet-based technologies. Recommendations include: (1) Communications Access--FCC or Congress: Extend the telecommunications accessibility requirements of Section 255 of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Disabilities, Telecommunications
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Vernon, McCay – American Psychologist, 2006
Until the 1960s, people who were Deaf and mentally ill lacked access to psychological treatment. Few mental hospitals and clinics had interpreters available, and few psychologists and mental health professionals had knowledge of sign language. Major court decisions and federal laws have effected change, culminating with the Americans With…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Deafness, American Sign Language, Mental Health Workers
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Rao, Shaila – College Student Journal, 2004
Attitudes toward disabilities as a topic is widely researched when it comes to published studies concerned with disability issues. 'Attitudinal barriers' is recognized widely as an impediment to success of persons with disabilities. However, this also happens to be the least researched variable in studies done with faculty and students with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, College Faculty
Keefe, Barbara, Comp. – PEPNet-Northeast, 2002
Distance learning is the separation of teacher and student by time and space. Rapid advances in communications technology have allowed distance learning to become one of the fastest-growing trends in higher education. College courses are being delivered across a highway that is global in scope. Today, two thirds of the 4,000 accredited colleges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Deafness, Web Sites
Buchkoski, David, Comp. – PEPNet-Northeast, 1999
As the number of deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) students seeking enrollment in postsecondary education programs increases, the accommodations they request to ensure equal access also increases. Most accommodations, such as interpreters, note-takers, and assistive listening devices are obvious and seldom questioned. D/HH students requesting…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Educational Testing, Special Education
Simon, Jo Anne, Comp. – PEPNet-Northeast, 1999
When Congress passed the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it included Section 504 which forbade discrimination against persons with disabilities by programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance, which included virtually every institution of higher education, except the U.S. military academies and a few small religious schools. This was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
Moore, Robin C., Ed.; Goltsman, Susan M., Ed.; Iacofano, Daniel S., Ed. – 1997
These guidelines assist professional designers, park and recreation managers, and community groups when making decisions about the planning, design, and ongoing management of children's public play environments. The guidelines are updated to meet or exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines (July 26, 1991) and the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Physical Disabilities, Playgrounds
Wilson, Linda – 1993
Assistive technology that can help disabled computer users is described, and a resource guide to computer help for the disabled is presented. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has broad implications for higher education, in that it mandates that colleges and universities give disabled students equal access to computers on public…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Networks