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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)
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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Seese, Laura M.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2007
Section 504 is a civil rights statute mandating that persons with disabilities have equal access to all programs receiving federal financial assistance. Many initially interpreted Section 504 as a prohibition against employment discrimination in the schools because the overall act was concerned primarily with discrimination in employment settings.…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Federal Regulation, Benchmarking, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Wulfsberg, Rolf M.; Petersen, Richard J. – 1979
The physical facilities of 700 colleges and universities of the United States were studied by the National Center for Education Statistics in the fall of 1977. The primary study objectives were to: (1) develop a reliable estimate of what American colleges and universities must spend to make their programs accessible to the mobility impaired, as…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Building Design, Building Plans
Stier, William F., Jr. – 1978
The result of a directive issued by the President of Cardinal Stritch College pertaining to the self-evaluation required for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is presented. The purpose of the self-evaluation is to evaluate all of the institution's policies and practices (and their effects on handicapped persons) to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Policy, Disabilities, Discriminatory Legislation
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Schwab, Lois O.; Fadul, Rose – Journal of Home Economics, 1975
The enactment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Social Services Act of 1974 has brought new emphasis and urgency to the training of the severely disabled. There is an immediate need for coordinated planning in this area if home economists are to help the severely disabled person. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Daily Living Skills, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation
Peterson, Donald J. – Personnel, 1981
Responses to questionnaires sent to employers in a wide variety of industries provide the basis for this study on contractors' experiences with Section 503 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. The data indicate that employers confront some common problems and recognize a number of benefits from hiring handicapped individuals. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices
Lancaster, Anita Sklare – 1985
This learning module, one in a series of competency-based guidance program training packages focusing upon professional and paraprofessional competencies of guidance personnel, deals with assisting clients with equity rights and responsibilities. Addressed in the module are the following topics: defining various terms related to equality of…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Check Lists