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Huss, John A. – Middle Grades Review, 2019
An often-overlooked component of a middle school website is the necessity for that website to be accessible to those with disabilities, while following the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act. In support of the belief that support the belief that inclusive education and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Compliance (Legal), Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation
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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Bon, Susan C.; Decker, Janet R.; Strassfeld, Natasha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
As of 2015, 17 special education voucher programs (SVPs) existed in 13 states and proposals continue to emerge. Eligible parents utilize these vouchers to enroll their children in private schools and thereby relinquish special education services and protections provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Using a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Educational Legislation, Public Schools
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Eckes, Suzanne E.; Mead, Julie; Ulm, Jessica – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Some private, religious schools that accept vouchers have been accused of discriminating against certain populations of students through their admissions processes. Discriminating against disfavored groups (e.g., racial minorities, LGBT students, students with disabilities, religious minorities) in voucher programs raises both legal and policy…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Educational Discrimination, Private Schools, Parochial Schools
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Schaaf, Michael; Williamson, Robert; Novak, Jeanne – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
School administrators set the tone for the implementation of special education within their schools. Researchers examined school administrators' perceptions of (a) how well their leadership preparation programs equipped them to administer special education programs and (b) special education topics about which they desired additional coursework.…
Descriptors: Special Education, School Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Effectiveness
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
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Taylor, Shannon S. – Journal of School Choice, 2006
The study of school choice for special education students brings together several important pieces of legislation which are separately the focus of high interest. This paper reviews the features of the three major special education bills (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts, the Americans with…
Descriptors: School Choice, Disabilities, Court Litigation, Educational Vouchers
Leach, Stacey A. – 1994
In order for public libraries in Ohio to meet the needs of their communities and also be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, they must be able to accommodate children with disabilities in their summer reading programs. Efforts of small or medium public libraries (circulation less than 1,100,000 in 1992) to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Books, Braille, Budgets, Children
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Carpenter, Scott A. – College & Research Libraries, 1996
A survey of 97 Ohio college and university libraries provided data on types of accommodations made in Title II (public), Title III (private), and Title IV (communication services and auxiliary aids) with respect to: access; auxiliary aids and services; restroom facilities; signage; and staff and policy making. Investigated the effects of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal)
Scheimann, Albert – 1994
The purpose of this study is to identify strategies, policies, and practices of Ohio public libraries in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Small to medium public libraries were surveyed to gather information about the ways libraries are providing equal access to materials and services for patrons with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal)
Haffner, Richard; And Others – 1995
This manual is designed to familiarize adult basic education (ABE) teachers with the special needs of deaf individuals and strategies for integrating deaf students into ABE classes. The manual is prefaced with a brief discussion of the Comprehensive Program for the Deaf of the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center in Columbus, Ohio. The following…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Classroom Techniques