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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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Stevens, Chad M.; Schneider, Elizabeth; Bederman-Miller, Patricia – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
This paper explores post-secondary faculty perceptions of awareness and preparedness relating to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Institutions of higher education are businesses. The largest threat to sustained viability for many businesses is litigation. Business-related litigation is often the result of non-employment discrimination or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Compliance (Legal)
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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)
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Scanlon, Erin; Schreffler, Jillian; James, Westley; Vasquez, Eleazar; Chini, Jacquelyn J. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
Federal legislation specifies equitable access to education for all students at all levels of education, including postsecondary. To explore how well the physics education research (PER) community is currently serving students who inherently vary in needs, abilities, and interests, four research-based curricula (Tutorials in Introductory Physics,…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Access to Education, Curriculum Development
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Dyer, Rebekah – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
The number of students with disabilities who attend college is increasing, but many of them are not completing their degree program. Many students with disabilities are not socially prepared to attend college. They may struggle with developing relationships with peers and faculty, which leads to a feeling of not being supported. There are a…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2018
For this 16th article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, the topic is the consequences of student concussions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504. More specifically,…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Head Injuries, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Sheldon, James R. – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2018
This policy brief describes how State VR agencies are using and can use benefits planning services, as a VR agency-funded service, to help SSDI and SSI beneficiaries address concerns and fears about the potential loss of cash benefits and healthcare benefits (i.e., Medicaid and/or Medicare) as they move into jobs paying substantial wages. The…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
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Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Yamamoto, Scott H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Research has consistently documented poor employment outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services provide substantial federal and state commitments to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. To date, little research has examined the relationship between VR services…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Rehabilitation
Whetstone, Kimarie W. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2017
Research-supported guidelines to assist faculty with finding and evaluating online course tools and media that are accessible to learners taking online college courses in the United States are not generally available. The recent refresh to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794(d)) provides justification for…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Media Selection
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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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Clossen, Amanda; Proces, Paul – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Video and Web-based tutorials created by libraries from 71 public universities designated by the Carnegie Classification as having the Highest Research Activity (R1) were reviewed for accessibility and usability by disabled people. The results of this review indicate that a large portion of library tutorial content meets neither the minimum legal…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Access to Education, Library Instruction, Tutorial Programs
PACER Center, 2017
This toolkit was created to make transition planning easier and offers easy-to-understand information about the purpose of transition planning, the goal and importance of age-appropriate assessments, and the required rules that are used by schools. It also includes information on the community partners that can provide youth with supports as…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Disabilities, Guidelines
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Meilman, Philip W. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
In 2011, Georgetown University worked to revise its medical leave of absence (MLOA) policy to be in conformity with evolving standards and interpretations of disability law as it pertains to university students. The article describes the new policy, which was reviewed and approved by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.…
Descriptors: Leaves of Absence, Universities, School Policy, College Students
National Council on Disability, 2016
The National Council on Disability (NCD) recognizes that technology is essential to the full realization of citizenship for people with disabilities. Yet society has not evolved to the point where this population uses technology to the extent needed to enjoy the rights of full citizenship, as recognized by the Constitution. As technology continues…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Information Technology, Assistive Technology, Citizenship
Ain, Ganiah I. – Online Submission, 2016
In the past, universities did not offer equal opportunities for students with disabilities. Therefore, the principle of transitioning to higher education for students with disabilities was inscribed in legislation. This paper analyzes some legal provisions governing students with disabilities. The present study is essential for recognizing the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Access to Education, Legal Responsibility
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