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Myers, Karen A. – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the author offers suggestions for effectively addressing disability in and outside the classroom. She believes that a new vision for disability education that moves away from a limitations model and toward humanizing disabilities is crucial for campus communities. Through an introduction to universal design of instruction,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Familiarity, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Briggs, Marilyn; Mueller, Constance G.; Fleischhacker, Sheila – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2010
It is the position of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), School Nutrition Association (SNA), and Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) that comprehensive, integrated nutrition services in schools, kindergarten through grade 12, are an essential component of coordinated school health programs and will improve the nutritional status, health,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Programs, Nutrition, Wellness
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
The modern history of the legal protections for students with learning disabilities in K-12 education focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is funding legislation with detailed accompanying regulations that, respectively, are periodically revised as part of the reauthorization process. In contrast, Section 504 of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
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Nelson, Peggy B. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2000
This closing article on a clinical forum exploring negative effects of classroom noise on learning discusses the need to make structural changes to classrooms to provide a high-quality acoustical environment for learning. The efforts of the Classroom Acoustics Working Group to develop acoustic standards for classrooms is highlighted. (Contains one…
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Acoustics, Auditory Perception, Child Advocacy
Kincaid, Jeanne M.; Rawlinson, Sharaine J. – Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach, 2009
In May 1997 and March 1998, the Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach, in conjunction with St. Paul Technical College, hosted a video teleconference in which four other professionals and the authors appeared. Although they answered some of the questions submitted, due to time constraints, they were unable to respond to a number of the…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Compliance (Legal), Vocational Rehabilitation
Stodden, Robert A.; Conway, Megan A. – 2002
This information brief on the successful transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary educational settings focuses on the importance of the student's full participation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process during secondary school and the student's developing understanding of differences between secondary and…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Martin, Reed – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
As federal special education laws change once again--with the passage of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) amendments--what impact is it likely to have for parents, students, teachers, evaluators, school administrators, and the courts? This article describes the actions the author, an attorney within the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Evaluators, Educational Practices
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Craig, Susan E.; Haggart, Ann G. – Infants and Young Children, 1994
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that, in most cases, nursery schools, center-based child care facilities, and home care providers be accessible to children with disabilities. Collaborative teams of child care and early intervention providers are suggested as an essential part of the early childhood education and…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Day Care Centers
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Golledge, Reginald G. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The Americans With Disabilities Act (1990) can be interpreted as civil rights legislation for disabled people. Equal opportunity, equal environmental accessibility, and equal education opportunities are presumed to be byproducts of this legislation. Geography must face questions about how to achieve these goals. In the profession where…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Geography, Educational Environment, Civil Rights Legislation
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC. – 1996
This report presents the final recommendations, in the form of a new set of guidelines, of a federal advisory committee concerning revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). The guidelines provide scoping and technical requirements for the design, construction, and alteration of sites, facilities, buildings,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Building Design, Civil Rights Legislation
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Levy, Tracey I. – Journal of Law and Education, 2001
Explores higher education institutions' legal obligations to accommodate students with learning disabilities and the courts' review of those accommodations. Lists suggestions for responding to accommodation requests, and in defending claims asserted by learning-disabled students. (Contains 182 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Federal Courts
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 2001
This paper presents rationale, strategies, and recommendations that the National Council on Disability believes are essential to how President George W. Bush and the new Administration can fulfill America's promise to its 54 million citizens with disabilities. President Bush is urged to install a disability friendly Administration, give disability…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Change Strategies, Children
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Sorkin, Donna L. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2000
This article discusses the lack of an acoustic standard in classrooms and an effort by a broad-based coalition of engineers, audiologists, parents, architects, and educators to develop a standard for acoustics that would then be referenced in the Americans with Disabilities Act. The benefits to all children are emphasized. (Contains six…
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Acoustics, Auditory Perception, Child Advocacy
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Sparks, Richard L.; Javorsky, James – Foreign Language Annals, 2000
Examines special issues surrounding foreign language (FL) requirements for students classified as learning disabled (LD). Focuses on why students experience FL learning problems, the problems with the definition of and diagnosis of LD, whether research supports traditional assumptions about LD and FL learning, whether students classified as LD…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Identification, Learning Disabilities
Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City. – 1992
The Central Libraries Automated Network (CLAN) of Nevada is a cooperative system which shares circulation, cataloging, and acquisitions systems and numerous online databases. Its mission is to provide public access to information and efficient library administration through shared computer systems, databases, and telecommunications. This document…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Bibliographic Databases, Computer Networks
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