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Lombardi, Allison; Vukovic, Boris; Sala-Bars, Ingrid – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. Thus, it has become more urgent for college faculty to have a broad awareness of disability and inclusive teaching practices based on the tenets of Universal Design. In this study, we examined faculty attitudes toward disability-related…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on few schools that offer extra services to those with learning disabilities. Although a growing number of children are being diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders that prevent them from succeeding in college, such as autism, ADD and ADHD, few colleges have created programs that provide them the help they need to make it…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Emotional Problems
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Foley, Alan – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
In this paper, data obtained from a university website accessibility and usability validation process are analyzed and used to demonstrate how the design process can affect the online experience for users with disabilities. Interviews, observations, and use data (e.g. where users clicked on a page or what path taken through a site) were collected.…
Descriptors: Standards, Special Needs Students, Testing, Evaluation Criteria
Gerber, Paul J., Ed.; Brown, Dale S., Ed. – 1997
This book provides information on preparing individuals with learning disabilities for the challenges of employment and outlines the rights of those with learning disabilities in the workplace. Introductory chapters in Part 1 include: "Life after School: Challenges in the Workplace" (Paul J. Gerber); "The New Economy in the 21st…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities
Gordon, Michael, Ed.; Keiser, Shelby, Ed. – 1998
This manual outlines fundamental principles and actual clinical and administrative procedures for evaluating, documenting, and accommodating a wide range of mental and physical impairments. An initial section provides a solid understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA's) conceptual framework, demonstrating how the standards…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Attention Deficit Disorders, Civil Rights Legislation
Loope, Charlene H. – 1996
A pilot survey of 16 students at the University of South Carolina from across four disability categories evaluated the range of services and adaptive equipment necessary to meet disabled students' needs in an academic library setting. Disability categories represented were: (1) learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, (2) mobility…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attention Deficit Disorders, College Libraries
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Murphy, Diane Makar; Murphy, John T. – Thought & Action, 1997
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires reasonable accommodations for the disabled in public and private colleges and universities. Faculty must understand the difference between equal opportunity and equal treatment. Specific suggestions are made for teaching learning-disabled, mobility- impaired, visually-impaired, and hearing-impaired…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, College Instruction