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Smith, Sean J.; Stahl, William – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2016
This article explores the manner in which teachers and district leaders can further determine whether or not the digital materials they are considering are accessible for all learners--particularly those with disabilities--and appropriate to the accommodations and modifications provided in the brick-and-mortar school environment. The article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Matt, Susan B.; Maheady, Donna; Fleming, Susan E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. In the twenty-first century the struggle to include individuals with disabilities into nursing schools and workplaces continues in different parts of the world. Historically, entry criteria in nursing schools have been based on essential…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Disabilities
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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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Alexiou-Ray, Jennifer; Bentley, Courtney C. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
Meaningful technology use in education continues to improve given an increase in access to available technologies and professional development. For educators, professional development has focused on approaches for technology use that foster content-specific best practices and improve student learning in traditional classroom formats. Meaningful…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Technology Integration, Instructional Effectiveness
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Becker, Sandra; Palladino, John – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This study presents a unique assessment of faculty perspectives about teaching and working with students with disabilities against the backdrop of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A randomized sample of 127 faculty from a large Midwest comprehensive university completed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Watson, Elizabeth; Bartlett, Frank; Sacks, Casey; Davidson, Denise L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) is committed to a mission that includes serving students with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA). To that end, UW-Whitewater has tried to integrate universal Design (UD) principles into multiple facets of campus life. While the integration of UD…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Disabilities, Access to Education
Krauser, Tamara Lane – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As the college student population continues to grow, students are bringing various backgrounds to the higher education classroom. Students with learning disabilities are increasing in rapid numbers. In 2008, the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor approved, by a vote of 43 to 1, a bill that would update the Americans with Disabilities Act…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, College Students
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Betts, Kristen – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
For students with disabilities to have the same opportunities to succeed as their nondisabled peers, access to educational technology and digital content is critical. It is essential that higher education boards, administrators, faculty, and administrative staff understand why accessibility must be on the forefront of our educational programs,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Legal Aid
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Pittman, Candice N.; Heiselt, April K. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
With the increasing number of students enrolling in distance education, there is a need to consider the accessibility of course materials in online learning environments. Four major groups of disabilities: mobility, auditory, visual, and cognitive are explored as they relate to their implementation into instructional design and their impact on…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Education, Educational Principles
Darragh, Johnna – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2008
Extensive research has concluded that children benefit from early childhood education, and that these benefits can last a lifetime. Quality early childhood programs and services are bidirectional: The program impacts the child, and the child is impacted by the program. For children to benefit from all that programs have to offer, it is essential…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Social Environment, Teaching Methods
James, Amy – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2008
A new book in the Knowledge Essential series, "School Success for Children with Special Needs" offers parents a guide for understanding and navigating the often-confusing special education system to ensure that their children get the best education possible. It tells them: (1) How to know if a child has physical, learning, or emotional…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Internet
Luborsky, Barbara – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Barbabra Luborsky links the medical field and Montessori pedagogy to address atypical attention in children through the lens of the occupational therapist. She provides an overview of attention and sensory processing disorders and then informs about particular diagnoses, particularly ADHD and its comorbidity with other diagnoses. Her specific…
Descriptors: Attention, Montessori Method, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel
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Severance, Theresa A.; Starr, Pamela J. – Teaching Sociology, 2011
Internships and other forms of experiential learning are a valuable learning opportunity and resource for many students and perhaps even more so for those with special needs. Outside of the classroom, however, assisting students with special needs may present faculty with new questions and challenges as they navigate the transition to a community…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Experiential Learning, Special Needs Students, Internship Programs
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McCoy, Lauren; Esslinger, Keri; Baghurst, Timothy – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
Physical education teachers are often focused on the many benefits of physical education to students, but there must also be a consideration of risk. How can the risks in physical education be minimized to maximize the benefits? One way to accomplish this goal is to increase physical educators' understanding of the legal risks related to…
Descriptors: Injuries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Lesson Plans
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Nielsen, Danielle – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article addresses the importance of teaching transformative usability and accessibility concepts through the lens of disability studies in general business and professional communication courses. It argues that when students learn to analyze audiences, include diverse users, and foresee accessibility "before" the final draft because…
Descriptors: Usability, Accessibility (for Disabled), Concept Teaching, Business Administration Education
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