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Summers, Jean Ann; White, Glen W.; Zhang, E.; Gordon, Jeffrey M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Federal laws supporting the rights of students with disabilities to access postsecondary education have helped to facilitate a significant increase in the number of individuals with disabilities enrolling in postsecondary institutions. The rate at which these students complete their education, however, continues to lag behind the rate of students…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Student Needs, Disabilities, Literature Reviews
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Korbel, Donna M.; McGuire, Joan M.; Banerjee, Manju; Saunders, Sue A. – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
Transition into college for students with disabilities has been written about extensively over the past decade, due in part to legislative mandates implemented at the secondary level. With significant increases in the number of these students in the college population, a focus on their transition through college is imperative to improve retention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Disabilities, College Students
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Cory, Rebecca C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are often the starting places for conversations about students with disabilities in higher education. Section 504 and the ADA provide mandates for protection from discrimination and provision of reasonable disability accommodations (e.g., sign language…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Personnel Services, Student Needs, Federal Legislation
Shackelford, Allan L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2009
Colleges and universities are currently experiencing the greatest influx of student veterans with disabilities in the past several decades. These numbers will continue to increase substantially. Student DS providers must be prepared to understand and respond to the often unique and challenging disclosure, documentation, and accommodation issues…
Descriptors: Veterans, Disabilities, Student Needs, College Students
Misquez, Ed; McCarthy, Bill; Powell, Barbara; Chu, Lily – 1997
This report describes the rejuvenation of the Barrier Breakers at New Mexico State University, a student group that was designed to ensure that students with disabilities had access to and accommodations for instruction. The new group, the Association for the Concerns of the Handicapped (ACH), provides advocacy for environmental access and program…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students