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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
Carter, Marcia Jean; LeConey, Stephen P. – Sagamore Publishing LLC, 2004
The second edition of Therapeutic Recreation in the Community: An Inclusive Approach reflects the changing and evolving nature of recreation and health care services. A number of social, economic, and political directives and technological advancements have fostered recreation in the community for all individuals. Due in part to a rising awareness…
Descriptors: Therapeutic Recreation, Program Administration, Program Development, Personnel Management
Ryan, Dan, Ed.; McCarthy, Maureen, Ed. – 1994
Recent passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has rekindled debates on the responsibilities of postsecondary institutions to serve students with disabilities. This book provides a comprehensive guide to an institutional response to the ADA. It gives practical advice for responding to students and professionals with disabilities, and…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Career Development, Disabilities
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Pack, Nancy C.; Foos, Donald D. – Public Libraries, 1992
Provides background on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and presents guidelines for library compliance, including read the legislation; designate an employee as ADA coordinator; evaluate current policies, services, and facilities; implement changes; provide training for library staff and related groups; and solicit feedback from disabled…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Library Administration
Natale, Joe, Ed. – Illinois Libraries, 1991
Twelve articles describe new library buildings in Illinois and address various aspects of library construction. Highlights include public, special, academic, and school libraries; library design and historic preservation; Carnegie libraries; handicapped accessibility, including the Americans with Disabilities Act; construction considerations; and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accessibility (for Disabled), Design Requirements, Elementary Secondary Education
Gunde, Michael – Library Journal, 1991
Describes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and discusses its implications for both public and private libraries. The term "disability" is defined; sources of federal regulations that pertain to libraries are cited; the need for sign language interpreters is discussed; Braille materials are considered; and staff requirements are…
Descriptors: Braille, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Gunde, Michael – Library Journal, 1992
Guidance for libraries in implementing the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is provided in question and answer format. Topics covered include library services and materials, employment issues, and parking requirements. (LAE)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Guidelines
Gunde, Michael G. – Library Journal, 1992
This third article in a series dealing with libraries' compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act addresses architectural considerations, including library furnishings; accessibility problems outside the library building; architectural barriers in library interiors; and responsibilities of public and private entity libraries. (LRW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Design Requirements, Disabilities, Facility Guidelines
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
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
Carter, Marcia Jean; And Others – 1991
This publication is designed to assist in the development of therapeutic recreation services in the community and may also be used in the preparation of procedural manuals or risk management plans. Therapeutic recreation is defined as the process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, applied through a helping relationship to…
Descriptors: Adults, At Risk Persons, Community Services, Disabilities