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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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Schaaf, Michael; Williamson, Robert; Novak, Jeanne – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
School administrators set the tone for the implementation of special education within their schools. Researchers examined school administrators' perceptions of (a) how well their leadership preparation programs equipped them to administer special education programs and (b) special education topics about which they desired additional coursework.…
Descriptors: Special Education, School Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Effectiveness
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White, Glen W.; Summers, Jean Ann; Zhang, E; Renault, Val – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore the efficacy of a training program with a group of college students who have physical, sensory, and/or learning disabilities regarding their acquisition of knowledge and skills related to their rights to reasonable accommodations under several disability-related federal laws (e.g., Section 504, Americans…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Impairments
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
Young, Rebekah Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, enrollment of students with disabilities in higher education has risen. In 2007-2008, approximately 11% of undergraduate students reported having some type of disability (U.S. NCES, 2012). Since disability disclosure is optional for students in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Needs, Laws, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Klein, Gerald D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
As a significant percentage of students in higher education today have one or more disabilities, it is important for instructors to be aware of what disabilities, and how disabilities, impact student performance. Students with a wide range of disabilities can encounter significant obstacles when experiential instructional methods are implemented…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Experiential Learning, College Students, Access to Education
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Piper, Amy W. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
In the last two decades, a myriad of political and social factors have converged and had a dramatic impact on Early Childhood Education (EC) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). There have been sweeping changes in policy and shifts in society that have resulted in greater numbers of programs serving young children of all abilities and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Educational Change
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Belch, Holley A.; Marshak, Laura E. – NASPA Journal, 2006
The proliferation of students with psychiatric disabilities and the severity of the issues they present pose significant challenges to campus personnel and specifically to student affairs staff. This study identified the specific types of critical incidents related to students with psychiatric disorders that senior student affairs officers found…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Severity (of Disability), Student Personnel Services, Colleges
Debrand, Christopher C.; Salzberg, Charles L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2005
The dramatic increase in students with disabilities enrolling at institutions of higher education in recent years (9% of incoming freshmen) has created a need to see that college and university faculty are provided with the knowledge required to enable the success of these students and to comply with federal statutes, such as ADA and Sections 504…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Federal Legislation
Leach, Stacey A. – 1994
In order for public libraries in Ohio to meet the needs of their communities and also be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, they must be able to accommodate children with disabilities in their summer reading programs. Efforts of small or medium public libraries (circulation less than 1,100,000 in 1992) to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Books, Braille, Budgets, Children
Risher, Peter; Amorosi, Stacey – 1998
This publication provides statistical information from a nationwide survey of 1,000 Americans with disabilities, aged 16 and older, that was conducted in April and May of 1998. It is designed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date measures in a number of areas, including: (1) the nature and severity of the disability; (2) participation in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities
Ragsdale, Kate W., Comp. – 1991
This Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) Kit presents the results of a survey on issues and concerns associated with planning for library services for persons with disabilities. The survey was sent to 119 U.S. and Canadian Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and returned by 74. The report is based on the responses of libraries which…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities
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Blanck, Peter David; Sandler, Leonard A.; Schmeling, James L.; Schartz, Helen A. – Iowa Law Review, 2000
Iowa's emerging workforce of entrepreneurs with disabilities and the design of Iowa's Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (EWD) program were examined in an exploratory study. The study focused on the following issues: organizational characteristics of the EWD program; the characteristics of EWD applicants and their motivations for choosing…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Career Choice, Disabilities, Educational Research
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Norton, Steven D.; Hundley, John R. – CUPA Journal, 1995
The process of screening and selecting new employees is viewed as one having discrete steps, each with implications concerning Equal Employment Opportunity and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Several screening and selection methods are examined, with questionnaire forms used by Indiana University, South Bend provided for illustration. Typical…
Descriptors: College Administration, Competitive Selection, Disabilities, Employment Interviews
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