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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Smith, Keyonda; Abrams, Sandra Schamroth – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the issue of access to digital technology by using the lens of accessibility as set forth by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. More specifically, this paper focuses on gamification, considers the needs of all learners, including those who identify as…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Access to Computers, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Rapp, Marisa C.; Moody, Steven J.; Stewart, Leslie A. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards call for doctoral preparation programs to graduate students who are competent in gatekeeping functions. Despite these standards, little is understood regarding the development and training of doctoral students in their roles as gatekeepers. We propose…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Counselor Training, Selective Admission, Student Role
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Mead, Julie F.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – National Education Policy Center, 2018
Recent reports on discrimination in private schools have led some observers to decry the fact that private and charter schools receiving public tax dollars selectively exclude some populations from both employment and enrollment; others, however, note that in these and similar instances the schools have broken no laws. Both may be right. How can…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A.; Kelley, Justin W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Institutions of higher education, and more specifically residence halls within colleges and universities, pride themselves in offering and embracing a diverse community of students. A growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college and choosing to live on campus. While many are able to do so successfully, some…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, On Campus Students
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Palmer, Zsuzsanna Bacsa; Palmer, Ralph Henry – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article argues that business and professional communication practitioners, instructors, and students, besides becoming better informed about the legal context of website accessibility, should also become more aware of the ethical considerations of creating digital communication products that are inherently accessible for people with…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Ethics, Web Sites, Accessibility (for Disabled)
Tomasello, Jenna; Brand, Betsy – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2018
Despite advances in improving CCR for students with disabilities, a great deal of work is needed to help more students achieve their full potential. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) provides states with flexibility over the design of their educational systems and offers additional provisions to support CCR for all students, including…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Youngblood, Norman E.; Tirumala, Lakshmi N.; Galvez, Robert Anthony – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Electronic media accessibility has come a long way since the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In 2010, the Communication and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) mandated closed captioning many online videos and called for making video blind accessible through audio descriptions. The Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Information Technology, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation
Lazarus, Sheryl S.; van den Heuvel, Jill R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2017
This paper explores how to balance test security and accessibility on licensure, credentialing, and certification exams. It examines K-12 test security policies related to educational assessments across states to discover lessons learned about how to meet accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities while minimizing test security risks. It…
Descriptors: Licensing Examinations (Professions), Information Security, Accessibility (for Disabled), Elementary Secondary Education
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Morse, Charles C.; Spoltore, Janet Dee; Galvinhill, Paul – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2017
Research points to significant numbers of students on college campuses experiencing mental health distress and an ever increasing number of college students who are choosing to make an off-campus educational experience a part of their college careers. When we consider both of these trends together, it is quite apparent that a significant number of…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, Health Services, Campuses
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Kahler, Janice E. – Journal of Access Services, 2017
Putting access in Access Services is the goal. The Course Reserves unit is the place. Textbooks are the focus. Electronic technologies are the future. Patron-centric services will be our standard. Access to textbooks by all patrons will be the achievement. Course Reserves located in Library West at the University of Florida George A. Smathers…
Descriptors: Library Services, Reference Services, College Libraries, Textbooks
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Matthew, Kathryn I.; Kajs, Lawrence; Matthew, Millard E. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Disruptive students potentially pose significant problems for campus administrators as they strive to maintain a safe campus environment conducive to learning while not violating the legal rights of the students. Maintaining a safe campus is important because increasing numbers of students with mental and cognitive disorders are enrolling in…
Descriptors: Student Rights, School Safety, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech
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Boone, Katherine B.; Davidson, Denise L.; Bauman, Mark – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The evolution of the resident assistant position and its history are important to understanding its increasing complexities. In this article we examine how court cases and federal legislation, along with changes in popular culture, have altered and shaped the role of the resident assistant. Our premise is that this role, originally relatively…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Students, College Housing, Role
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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
Carter, Rachelle – Online Submission, 2016
Special education has come a long way in the past several years, but it still needs work. Federal and state laws have been passed in order to allow children with disabilities a chance to earn a free appropriate education in a least restrictive environment. Federal Regulations have been enacted by both Congress and the U.S. Department of Education.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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