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Alur, Mithu – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article addresses the contextual background of India's Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and examines why the ICDS policy does not refer to individuals with special needs. It concludes that exclusion has been deeply rooted within the socio-political system. Policy shifts promoting sustainable strategies of inclusion are explored.…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Early Childhood Education
US Department of Education, 2005
Business is about productivity and maintaining a competitive advantage. To do this, business needs qualified workers. Hiring people with disabilities adds value to a business and will attract new customers. Disability is not inability. President Bush's position is that he "will not be satisfied until every American who wants a job can find a…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Tax Credits, Job Training, Job Skills
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. – 1992
This handbook is designed to assist arts organizations in complying with disability access regulations. It details how to include the needs of disabled people into programming efforts and also provides information on the Arts Endowment's 504 Regulation, which applies to federally funded organizations, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Art Activities, Disability Discrimination, Equal Facilities
Davis, Mari, Comp. – 1987
This annotated bibliography lists works published in Australia on issues regarding work obligations and family responsibilities. All works cited are included in Australia's FAMILY database. The following topics are covered: (1) adolescents and attitudes to employment (14 citations); (2) the aged and employment (20 citations); (3) career…
Descriptors: Children, Day Care, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research. – 2002
This report focuses on three major areas of disability research information. Part 1 discusses findings from a series of online focus groups conducted from July 2001 through June 2002 that explored types of additional disability-related research information consumers would like to see. Of the total responses received, persons with a disability…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
The populations of Mexican Americans and other Latinos in Berwyn and Cicero, Illinois--two of Chicago's oldest suburbs--have increased dramatically in the last decade. This needs assessment interviewed 172 people individually and in 19 focus groups. Findings indicate that education, children, and youth were the top priorities for Latinos and…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Adult Education, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics
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Wolffe, Karen E.; Spungin, Susan J. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2002
A survey of 75 countries investigated jobs performed by adults with visual impairments throughout the world. Although there is a greater diversity in the range of jobs in developed countries, people who are visually impaired do not have the same range of opportunities available to them as sighted people. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Blindness, Disability Discrimination
Deines-Jones, Courtney; Van Fleet, Connie – 1995
It is estimated that one in every five people in the United States has problems performing daily activities without help, perhaps due to the aging of the population and to more and more children surviving severe birth defects. The importance of library services to the disabled cannot be overestimated; they have the same information needs as any…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Disability Discrimination
Gerber, Paul J., Ed.; Reiff, Henry B., Ed. – 1994
This book provides a multifaceted view of learning disabilities in adulthood through the efforts of many contributors who offer a diversity of perceptions and expertise. The focus spans from young to late adulthood and reflects state-of-the-art knowledge and the best practices of the field. The topic areas are clustered into psychological,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Career Guidance, Clinical Diagnosis
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability. – 1991
This guide to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for individuals with disabilities begins with a discussion of Congressional intent in enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the stressful demands experienced by Americans with disabilities, and the ways in which these stresses may predispose people with disabilities to…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Civil Rights Legislation
This three-section guide was created to help people with disabilities in the state of Colorado look for and find employment. Aimed at both potential employees and employers, the guide provides information to help citizens with disabilities to prepare for and represent themselves when seeking employment and to better understand their rights under…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adults, Affirmative Action
Meyer, Gwen; Patton, James M. – 2001
The ethnic overrepresentation of students in special education programs has been recognized for decades. African Americans tend to be significantly over-represented in disability categories and underrepresented in gifted programs. While Hispanics and Native Americans are not over-represented in special education programs, they are in certain…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Black Students, Cultural Differences
Dench, S.; And Others – 1996
A British survey of employers examined the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities (PWDs). Telephone interviews were conducted with two samples of employers: a random sample of 1,250 and a sample of 250 registered users of the Employment Service's "Disability Symbol," which sets a good practice standard for the employment…
Descriptors: Adults, Developed Nations, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination
Erevelles, Nirmala – 1997
Within the current historical crisis of transnational capitalism, disabled people are finding themselves increasingly at risk. It is essential to (re)theorize the category of disability, particularly in critical response to the emancipatory possibilities offered through "border pedagogies." The paper locates the conceptual category of disability…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Discrimination
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Gleeson, Brendan – Urban Studies, 2001
Contributes to the social theorization of physical access for people with disabilities by critically exploring how Ulrich Beck's "reflexive modernisation" thesis might be applied to the geographical understanding of disability. Demonstrates how Beck's theoretical framework can be used to enrich people's understanding of the genesis and mediation…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Modernization, Social Discrimination
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