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Nielsen, Danielle – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article addresses the importance of teaching transformative usability and accessibility concepts through the lens of disability studies in general business and professional communication courses. It argues that when students learn to analyze audiences, include diverse users, and foresee accessibility "before" the final draft because…
Descriptors: Usability, Accessibility (for Disabled), Concept Teaching, Business Administration Education
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Ramsey, Ursula – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article describes a scavenger hunt for Business Law students. Specifically, students compete in this scavenger hunt to identify accessible design features on campus to undergird their study of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title III of the ADA prohibits public accommodations from discriminating on the basis of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Law Related Education
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Millar, Dorothy Squatrito – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
This article was written with the purpose of informing educators, agency service providers, family members, stakeholders, researchers in the field of transition, and individuals with intellectual disabilities themselves, of the guardianship alternatives that can be used, hence negating the need for a legal guardian. Guardianship refers to the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Determination, Child Custody, Stakeholders
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Hadley, Wanda M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
High school students with disabilities are attending colleges and universities in growing numbers, with their rate of college participation doubling in the past twenty years. Students with disabilities in the secondary educational system are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, which requires…
Descriptors: College Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
Clark, Mary – PEPNet 2, 2010
Late-deafness means deafness that happened postlingually, any time after the development of speech and language in a person who has identified with hearing society through schooling, social connections, etc. Students who are late-deafened cannot understand speech without visual aids such as speechreading, sign language, and captioning (although…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Visual Aids, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Kennedy, Tammie M.; Menten, Tracey – English Journal, 2010
In this article, the authors share five practical teaching activities for introducing disability into the secondary English curriculum that also address NCTE/IRA objectives for the English language arts. They have used these lessons to help students better analyze the language/rhetoric of disability, understand how disability is represented in…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Reading Skills
PEPNet, 2009
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), amended in 2008, is a federal law intended to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities. It applies to employers, state and local government agencies, places of public accommodation, transportation facilities, telephone companies, and the U.S. Congress. Under Title II of the ADA,…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Federal Legislation, Partial Hearing, Disabilities
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Balch, Bradley V.; Memory, David M.; Hofmeister, David R. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2008
Teachers contribute to the success of all students, in part, by understanding and being responsive to the legal context of teaching. Simply stated, a teacher's success is increasingly dependent on a sound awareness and prudent application of education law. Although several excellent resources are available for informing the preservice and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, School Law, Integrity, Vignettes
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2007
Section 504 is federal civil rights law under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It provides protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities. Students in school settings fall under the protection of Section 504 and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability from all school programs and activities in both public and…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Public Schools, Civil Rights, Eligibility
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Cope, David – Academe, 2005
Providing reasonable academic adjustments for students who qualify as disabled under the ADA should, of course, be a priority for all university professors. Eligible students with documented disabilities deserve conditions that make it possible for them to do their best work. A professor should not, however, have to accept a university official's…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
Gold, Susan – 2002
The Enterprise Zone-Preschool Inclusion Project (EZ-PIP) was a four-year demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The purpose of the project was to expand, implement, evaluate and disseminate a model program designed to promote the inclusion of young children with disabilities into…
Descriptors: Consultants, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Jordan, Beth – PEPNet-Northeast, 2001
When a student who has both a vision and a hearing loss registers to take a course, each component of the course will need to be reviewed to determine if the student requires accommodations, e.g. syllabus, handouts, overheads or other AV materials, exams, and paper assignments. There is not a formula for addressing these needs because students who…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Teaching Styles, Deaf Blind
Schragle, Peter – PEPNet-Northeast, 2000
Captioning--a visual representation of the audio portion of videotape material--enables deaf learners to have full access to materials used in the classroom. With an ever-expanding pool of captioning agencies providing a wider array of options, including modem technology, and because of the greater availability of other low-cost captioning…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Berkeley Planning Associates, Oakland, CA. – 1997
Designed for child care workers who provide day care to children of disabled mothers, this booklet provides information about the needs of disabled women and gives suggestions for how to accommodate women with various disabilities. The booklet may also be useful for parents with disabilities who have young children and who want to work with child…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Day Care, Day Care Centers
Walker, Marcia L., Ed.; Stotlar, David K., Ed. – 1997
The numbers of both sports facility management college courses and sport and exercise facilities are increasing, along with the need for an understanding of the trends and management concepts of these facilities. This book focuses exclusively on managing facilities where sporting events occur and includes examples in physical education, athletics,…
Descriptors: Athletics, Facilities Management, Facility Guidelines, Higher Education
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