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Edgell, Wally – Educational Facility Planner, 1993
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. Explains Titles I, II, and III of ADA regulations. (13…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Facility Guidelines
Martin, Richard H. – Educational Facility Planner, 1993
Public schools are not specifically mentioned in any one of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) titles. Cites a number of other federal laws and sets of regulations that already hold schools to standards that meet or exceed ADA provisions. Summarizes provisions of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Education for All Handicapped Children Act. (MLF)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Facilities Planning
Lane, Kenneth E.; And Others – Educational Facility Planner, 1993
Addresses the practical requirements in providing barrier-free access to schools. Special attention is given to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Outlines requirements for the following areas: (1) parking, passenger loading, and building access; (2) corridors, elevators, and stairs; (3) classrooms; (4) restrooms; (5)…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Facilities Design
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Johnson, Virginia Anne – Volta Review, 1993
Presents results of surveys, taken before and after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of employers and workers who are deaf, identifying two categories of factors impacting job retention and advancement: (1) individual worker performance attributes, and (2) aspects of the work environment. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Deafness, Employment Patterns
Davis, Laddy – School Business Affairs, 1994
In 1990, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, and schools must now comply with requirements to remove any physical barriers inhibiting public access to educational facilities. Includes what the "disabled" category covers; other groups and programs that should be accessed for help in implementing ADA goals; and a four-step…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Design Requirements
Morrissey, Patricia A. – Vocational Education Journal, 1993
Looks at the Americans with Disabilities Act and what schools must do to guarantee the rights of disabled people. Discusses how vocational education can adapt to the act's requirements. (JOW)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Vocational Education
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Guidice, Gregory P. – TechTrends, 1993
Discusses the use of technology to help students with learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia. Highlights include BookWise, a microcomputer-based interactive reading system, and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act that apply to employees with physical or mental limitations who are otherwise qualified workers. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Dyslexia, Educational Technology, Employment Practices
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Manning-Miller, Carmen – Journalism Educator, 1993
Argues for the importance of weaving disability issues into all the courses in a journalism curriculum. Discusses ways to do so in classes on the news editorial, on public relations and advertising, and on mass media history, policy, and ethics. (SR)
Descriptors: Advertising, Class Activities, Course Content, Disabilities
Wenkart, Ronald D. – West's Education Law Quarterly, 1993
The main impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be in the employment area. School districts will have to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals and make modifications to the nonessential functions of their program and will be prohibited from making medical inquiries or requiring medical examinations prior to an offer of…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sauter, Diana L.; McPeek, Donna – Annals of Dyslexia, 1993
This article reviews provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as they apply to persons with dyslexia, outlines a procedure through which the employer and employee negotiate accommodations, and offers examples of typical workplace problems and corresponding modifications. Talents and strengths associated with dyslexia are…
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Dyslexia, Employer Employee Relationship
Lenn, Katy – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1993
Provides suggestions for academic libraries to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Topics addressed are planning, including patron surveys; physical access to buildings; signage; library security systems; furniture; library services; staff development; telephone access; library acquisitions; and equipment and software. A sidebar lists…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
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O'Neal, Willie Mae – Emergency Librarian, 1994
Discusses issues concerning AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) that affect library management. Topics addressed include the need for appropriate information and training for staff; suggestions for establishing a library program; and implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Contains 14 references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Library Administration, Library Personnel, Staff Development
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Marks, Richard D.; And Others – Community College Journal, 1994
Presents three essays examining topics that community college leaders should consider in utilizing advanced technologies to meet constituents' needs. Considers installing new technology, ownership of technology created by faculty and students, and the implications of using new technologies in the context of the requirements of the Americans with…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Planning
Killion, Ann Marie – Training and Development, 1994
Presents a disabled trainer's story of the effectiveness of trainers with disabilities in the workplace and their problems with being accepted. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Disabilities, Personal Narratives, Trainers
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Satcher, Jamie – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1994
This article reviews employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and concludes that, to take advantage of the law's provisions, youth with learning disabilities who are making the transition from school to employment need to be prepared in the areas of self-knowledge, knowledge of specific jobs, and self-advocacy. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Civil Rights Legislation, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential
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