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Grossman, Paul David – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1992
This article delineates legal protections prohibiting employment discrimination of individuals with learning disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Title V) and Americans with Disabilities Act (Title I) are described, fundamental concepts are discussed, and strategies are presented for ensuring that these laws are relied upon appropriately…
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
Switzer, Teri R. – Library Administration and Management, 1994
Describes how library administrators can create awareness of the disabled as capable staff and patrons and help staff develop positive attitudes toward the disabled. Suggestions include use of existing programs to promote awareness; sensitivity training; use of appropriate terminology for the disabled; and the need for ongoing efforts. (three…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Change Strategies, Disabilities
Natale, Joe – Illinois Libraries, 1992
Discusses the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act for self-evaluation of public libraries and reports data on accessibility from a survey of public libraries in Illinois. Leased facilities and transition plans are considered; and a self-evaluation form is presented that covers persons consulted, accessibility, employment and…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Facility Guidelines
McKinney, Joseph R. – Educational Facility Planner, 1992
Both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are intended to promote the removal of the physical barriers that deny individuals with disabilities access to educational programs and activities. Addresses the relationship between the ADA and Section 504 along with the responsibilities of…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrator Responsibility, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
Wilson Library Bulletin, 1992
Reports on the American Library Association (ALA) 1992 Annual Conference. Highlights include awards given; libraries' futures; bibliographic instruction; NREN (National Research and Education Network); telecommunications; lack of status in librarianship; proposed guidelines for patron behavior; interlibrary loan; the Americans with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Awards, Conferences, Futures (of Society), Guidelines
Michaels, Andrea; And Others – Computers in Libraries, 1992
Five articles discuss designing library interiors for ergonomic needs and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Highlights include elements of library furnishings for use with technology; directories of vendors that supply libraries and distributors of technological devices for the blind and physically handicapped; adaptive…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Electronic Mail, Facility Guidelines, Federal Legislation
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Pack, Nancy C.; Foos, Donald D. – RQ, 1992
Outlines the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 in regard to libraries. Discusses the responsibilities libraries have in hiring disabled persons and providing services, accommodations, and telecommunications, and describes ADA compliance activities in Florida. (96 references/notes) (EA)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
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Norton, Melanie J. – Library Trends, 1992
Discusses the need for providing adequate bibliographic instruction in academic libraries to deaf and hearing-impaired students. Highlights include a legislative background; library staff training; instruction for groups, individuals, and faculty; written library materials; and equipment. A student guide to the NTID (National Technical Institute…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Faculty Development, Group Instruction, Hearing Impairments
Bridge, Frank R. – Library Journal, 1993
The first part of the annual automation marketplace survey examines minicomputer systems in libraries. Highlights include vendor consolidation and acquisitions; system interconnection; networked databases; products related to the Americans with Disabilities Act; multimedia; vendor installations worldwide; academic versus public library…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Software, Databases, Integrated Library Systems
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Berliss, Jane; And Others – Library Hi Tech, 1993
Eight articles review the progress achieved in making library computing technologies and library services accessible to people with disabilities. Adaptive technologies, automated conversion into Braille, and successful programs that demonstrate compliance with the American with Disabilities Act are described. A resource list is included. (EA)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Braille, Case Studies
Bedini, Leandra A.; And Others – Camping Magazine, 1992
Discusses the effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on camp programing and provides strategies to improve camp accessibility for people with disabilities. Discusses obstacles to integrated programing including ecological and architectural barriers, attitudinal barriers, transportation barriers, barriers of omission, economic…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Camping, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
Farrell, Karla; Anderson, Janet E. – Campus Activities Programming, 1993
College compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that sensitivity to the needs of all students be a high priority for student activities programming. This includes attention to office accessibility, balanced representation on program boards, sensitivity training, accessibility of activities, and publicity designed to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Environment, College Students
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Jax, John J.; Muraski, Theresa – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1993
Library services to students with disabilities at a university with special programs in rehabilitation are described, including staff commitment, physical features, and adaptive technology such as the Arkenstone Reader which converts printed materials to electronic formats and synthetic speech. Photos of students and staff are included. (EAM)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled)
Smith, Ralph W. – Parks and Recreation, 1993
Examines research on sport and physical activity for individuals with physical disabilities, focusing on psychosocial characteristics of participants, physiological impacts of participation, and performance enhancement. With the advent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), such research has relevance for all recreation professionals. (SM)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Athletics, Life Satisfaction
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McGuinness, Katherine – Planning for Higher Education, 1993
The implications for colleges of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with physical disabilities, are examined. The scope of the law, sections of special relevance to higher education institutions, and appropriate responses are discussed. A plan for policy formation and administrative action is…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Campus Planning, Civil Rights Legislation, College Planning
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