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Matt, Susan B.; Maheady, Donna; Fleming, Susan E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. In the twenty-first century the struggle to include individuals with disabilities into nursing schools and workplaces continues in different parts of the world. Historically, entry criteria in nursing schools have been based on essential…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Disabilities
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Umeasiegbu, Veronica I.; Bishop, Malachy; Mpofu, Elias – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
This article presents an analysis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in relation to prior United Nations conventions on disability and U.S. disability policy law with a view to identifying the conventional and also the incremental advances of the CRPD. Previous United Nations conventions related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Civil Rights, Educational Policy
Eskay, M.; Onu, V. C.; Igbo, J. N.; Obiyo, N.; Ugwuanyi, L. – Online Submission, 2012
For a long time, children with special needs were educated along with other regular children in schools. The notion of special education was a Western phenomenon and concept in Nigeria. How were children with special needs educated without special education programs? This article will provide cultural perspectives on issues of disability and care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Culture, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; Achola, Edwin O. – Dyslexia, 2012
The impact of employment laws pertaining to individuals with learning disabilities in Canada and dyslexia in the UK were investigated via the extant research literature. Currently, there is very little research in this area despite Canada and the UK having laws in effect for decades. Surprisingly, their laws have been revamped despite an absence…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Dyslexia, Foreign Countries
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Georgiou, Catherine Elizabeth; Espahbodi, Shima; De Souza, Lorraine Hilary – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
For people with disabilities, one of the best ways to achieve independence is through work. Experience gained by undertaking a work placement whilst a student provides valuable knowledge and understanding of the demands of work, and enhances employability on graduation for both students with disabilities and for their non-disabled peers. The aims…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Delphi Technique, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
Baker, Lindsay – National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2012
Public education is one of the central tasks of a democratic society, and the buildings that house this important task not only shape the way one teaches, but provide icons and symbols for the values people hold common as a society. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this context has placed school buildings squarely in a position of debate and innovation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Educational Facilities Design, School Buildings
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Davies, Mark; Lee, Barbara A. – Education and the Law, 2008
Laws in the UK and the USA protect college students with disabilities from discrimination. The laws of both nations are complex and require institutions of higher education to accommodate qualified students. This article examines the requirements of both nations' laws with respect to the kinds of inquiries that may be made of students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Law, Court Litigation, Discipline
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Wheaton, Joseph; Bertini, Patrizia – Rehabilitation Education, 2007
Accessibility is hardly a new problem and certainly did not originate with the Web. Lack of access to buildings long preceded the call for accessible Web content. Although it is unlikely that rehabilitation educators look at Web page accessibility with indifference, many may also find it difficult to implement. The authors posit three reasons why…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Inclusion, Internet, Laws