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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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Kochhar, Carol A.; Deschamps, Ann Barnes – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 1992
Details relationships among the Perkins Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Presents issues for vocational education, transitional services, and access. Outlines a bill of rights for youth with special needs. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Equal Education, Public Policy
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Meers, Gary D. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
This article examines vocational programing for students with disabilities in the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Trends are identified in transition, technology and worksite modification, and employment of people with disabilities. The new law's requirements concerning employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Routier, Wanda J.; And Others – Update on Law-Related Education, 1993
Presents a classroom lesson in which students compare the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 with civil rights legislation from the 1960s and 1970s. Uses role playing and case studies to examine various aspects social and legal discrimination. Includes lesson objectives, instructional procedures, and five student information handouts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
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Davila, Robert R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1994
This article reports on implications of recent legislation and initiatives for the application of assistive technology to meeting the needs of deaf children and adults. A proposal to establish a national center on uses of technology in special education is discussed, as are advances in telecommunications devices for the deaf. (PB)
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deafness
Bluth, Linda F.; Hochberg, Susan N. – School Business Affairs, 1994
Provides a brief description of the U.S. Constitutional provisions and public laws affecting transportation of students with disabilities. Lists suggested inservice training program elements to ensure the provision of adequate training necessary to safely transport students with disabilities. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
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Julian, Frank H. – CUPA Journal, 1994
The impact of a court decision (McGann vs. H&H Music) concerning reduction of employee health insurance benefits in a case of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act on college decisions regarding reduction of benefits is examined. Recommendations for college are offered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, College Administration, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation
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Cohen, Elaine – Library Trends, 1994
Explains the planning process in designing effective library facilities and discusses library building requirements that result from electronic information technologies. Highlights include historical structures; Americans with Disabilities Act; resource allocation; electrical power; interior spaces; lighting; design development; the roles of…
Descriptors: Architects, Costs, Electrical Systems, Electronic Libraries
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