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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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Kuo, Nai-Cheng – Journal of Educational Issues, 2017
The Department of Justice has a responsibility to ensure that all programs serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) abide by laws, as do state governments. This study took a close look at a Department of Justice's investigation of the appropriateness of a behavior intervention program (that is, the Georgia Network for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal)
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West, Elizabeth A.; Novak, Daniel; Mueller, Carlyn – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This research examines the inclusive instructional and accommodative strategies instructors use to assist students with disabilities in their classes, and what faculty perceives as most important for student success. The survey included demographic questions (gender, role in the college, and experience) and response items from the Inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teacher Attitudes
Lam, Yeana W. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
More than ever, students with disabilities are enrolling in higher education, yet despite their growth, they still underperform compared to their nondisabled peers in grades and graduation rates. The Americans with Disabilities Act grants students with disabilities access to special accommodations and services in postsecondary institutions, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students
Boyd-Bradwell, Natasha C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Laws such as; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have made it possible for students with learning disabilities (SLDs) to experience a college education. Factors such as parental involvement, academic support and self-determination skills proved to be beneficial to SLDs' intent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Self Determination, Theories, Correlation
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Levey, Janet A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA, 2008) provide students with disabilities access to postsecondary institutions and are applicable to nursing education in all learning environments. Nursing faculty members are charged with admitting, educating, and graduating students, with…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Disabilities, Nursing Education, College Faculty
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Jackson, Dimitra Lynette; Jones, Stephanie J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The research on students with disabilities has focused primarily on transition programs and the accessibility of information in the classroom environment. There is a dearth of studies that examine the accessibility of disability services information on community college websites for prospective students with disabilities. A researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Web Sites, Disabilities, Two Year College Students
Olson, Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Advances in technology and course delivery methods have enabled persons with disabilities to enroll in higher education at an increasing rate. Federal regulations state persons with disabilities must be granted equal access to the information contained in computer-based instructional materials, but faculty at the six public universities in South…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Barriers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Computers
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Stewart, James F., II; Mallery, Coretta; Choi, Jaehwa – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
With over 15 million students enrolling in institutes of higher education, it is critical to understand the factors that lead to course completion and graduation. This becomes especially important when considering students with disabilities, as this is historically a vulnerable population. Modern technology and online classes may be one way to…
Descriptors: Graduation, Academic Persistence, Distance Education, Disabilities
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Schmidt, Marcelo; Wei, Tianlan; Hodges, Tamara; Robinson, Eric L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
The results of a pilot program to provide transition services for high school seniors with disabilities via one-on-one mentoring services over the course of an academic year were examined. Results indicate significantly improved attitudes toward requesting accommodations over the course of the nine month program. These results suggest positive…
Descriptors: Disabilities, High School Seniors, Transitional Programs, Mentors
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Shaw, Linda R.; Chan, Fong; McMahon, Brian T. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2012
A possible interaction among the characteristics of disability, race, gender, and age was examined with respect to formal allegations of disability harassment. Using data from the National Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Research Project, the authors examined whether there was an interaction…
Descriptors: Disability Discrimination, Disabilities, Gender Differences, Age Differences
Wormald, Amy Marie – Online Submission, 2011
Recent literature notes a significant increase in students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Yet, no uniform testing protocol exists. It is vital for students and educators that a unified testing process be created and established. This study investigated which ASD testing instruments were currently used in Southern California…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Autism, Testing, Rating Scales
Perdue, James M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) students' education. TRC is a vocational rehabilitation training school in Middle Tennessee for individuals with disabilities throughout the state of Tennessee that are seeking employment after graduating from their training. In Tennessee,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Rehabilitation Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabilities
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McMenamin, Margaret M.; Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2003
This study provided a quantitative analysis of a random sample of 167 National Disability Law Reporter-published letters of findings by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights in response to higher education student complaints under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Inasmuch as each letter of findings…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Civil Rights, Hearing Impairments, Federal Legislation
Lozada-Larsen, Susana R. – 1992
This paper focuses on the role that job analysis plays under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The most obvious use of job analysis data is in defining the essential functions of each job. The job analysis technique used should: list the functions of the job, define which functions are essential rather than marginal, and offer proof of…
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal)