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Wonacott, Michael E. – 2003
With its definitions of individuals' and employers' rights and obligations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a mandate and a statement of our moral and ethical values as a culture. Persons with disabilities and employers must apply ADA's "triple standard" of reasonable accommodations for performing essential job functions…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Education, Adults, Affirmative Action
Wonacott, Michael E. – 2001
Career and technical education (CTE) can provide significant benefits to students with disabilities. Research shows that students with disabilities in secondary CTE programs were less likely to drop out and more likely to be employed, to have paid competitive jobs, and to work full time after high school, especially if they were mainstreamed and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
Henderson, Kelly – 2001
This digest compares the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 1997, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Comparisons are provided which look at: (1) the type/purpose of each Act; (2) eligibility for services under each Act; (3) whether the Act requires the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Geisinger, Kurt F.; Carlson, Janet F. – 1995
The assessment of students with disabilities has taken on considerable importance since the passing of the "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)" of 1990. ADA requires that assessment of individuals with disabilities be performed with any reasonable accommodations being made. The considerations involved in assessing students with…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Disabilities
Sprague, Carolyn Ann – 1999
Despite the widespread availability of Web-based information resources, it is difficult for some people who rely on assistive technology to access and process these materials. Web designers can play an active role in facilitating access by formatting resources so that they are compatible with these technologies. This can be accomplished by…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer System Design
Lankard, Bettina A. – 1993
The comprehensiveness and effectiveness of school-to-work transition activities are limited by staff and time. The unique and complicated counseling needs of students with disabilities require the involvement of other actors, primarily parents. Youth with disabilities and their parents must be knowledgeable about vocational opportunities and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
Henderson, Kelly – 1995
This brief paper presents a comparative overview of three major federal laws affecting people with disabilities: the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Presented in chart form, the three pieces of legislation are compared for the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process