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US Department of Education, 2010
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding information, contact information, and a web site for…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Improvement, Adult Education
This three-section guide was created to help people with disabilities in the state of Colorado look for and find employment. Aimed at both potential employees and employers, the guide provides information to help citizens with disabilities to prepare for and represent themselves when seeking employment and to better understand their rights under…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adults, Affirmative Action
Giliberti, Mary – 2001
Children with serious emotional disturbance have the civil right to receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. They further have the human right to be raised in their families and communities, with their individual needs guiding the service array provided. These civil and human rights are embodied in the Americans…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. – 1994
This guide provides information on Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in a question-and-answer format for employees. The guide covers such topics as the following: which employers must comply; what employment practices and activities are covered; who is protected against employment discrimination; definitions of a person with a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Age Discrimination, Disabilities
Hall, Mair; Harris, Perri – 1997
This pamphlet for people with disabilities provides basic information on the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that concern protection from discrimination in employment. Using simple language, the pamphlet provides the following information: what the ADA is, who the ADA is for, who the ADA is not for, how the ADA can help the…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation, Disabilities
Moore, Robin C., Ed.; Goltsman, Susan M., Ed.; Iacofano, Daniel S., Ed. – 1997
These guidelines assist professional designers, park and recreation managers, and community groups when making decisions about the planning, design, and ongoing management of children's public play environments. The guidelines are updated to meet or exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines (July 26, 1991) and the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Physical Disabilities, Playgrounds
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC. – 1996
This report presents the final recommendations, in the form of a new set of guidelines, of a federal advisory committee concerning revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). The guidelines provide scoping and technical requirements for the design, construction, and alteration of sites, facilities, buildings,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Building Design, Civil Rights Legislation
Gorn, Susan – 1999
This book is intended to provide educators with quick but authoritative answers to special education law and to provide attorneys with preliminary information prior to more extended explorations of special education law and practice. The book is organized in a question-and-answer format. Although dealing primarily with the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Thompson, Anne R.; And Others – 1993
Developed for college graduates with disabilities, this guide offers guidance for the job search process in the context of job applicants' rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). First, basic facts about the ADA are explained, including a clause by clause explanation of the Act's definition of a disability. Next, the impact of the…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Civil Rights Legislation, College Graduates, Compliance (Legal)
Hughes, Cathy; Graham, Jill Williams – Transition linc, 1994
This paper focuses on the issue of whether the individual with a disability should disclose this information to a current or potential employer. It notes that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is the individual's responsibility to disclose his/her disability and initiate a request for accommodation. The employer cannot inquire…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
Kaufman, Hattie E. – 1991
This brochure addresses federal laws, regulations, and litigation that dictate how colleges and universities must accommodate the needs of students with disabilities. Emphasis is on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. A summary of the laws' definitions of "handicap" or…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, College Students
Lozada-Larsen, Susana R. – 1992
This paper focuses on the role that job analysis plays under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The most obvious use of job analysis data is in defining the essential functions of each job. The job analysis technique used should: list the functions of the job, define which functions are essential rather than marginal, and offer proof of…
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. – 1991
This handbook's aim is to provide information and assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to people with disabilities, businesses, and the affected public. The handbook contains annotated regulations for titles I, II, and III; resources for obtaining additional assistance; and several appendixes of supplementary information.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC. – 1992
This manual and resource directory aims to help employers, other entities, and persons with disabilities learn about their obligations and rights under the employment provisions of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The manual provides guidance on the application of legal requirements established in the statute and in…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
Milota, Cathy; And Others – 1991
This resource guide presents general information about disabilities and summaries of relevant federal laws. A question-and-answer format is used to highlight key features of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142, reauthorized in 1990 as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Autism, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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