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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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Leake, David W.; Stodden, Robert A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Over the past half century higher education in the United States has been challenged to develop and implement policies and practices that effectively promote the access, retention, and graduation of diverse underrepresented populations. One of these populations is comprised of individuals with disabilities, whose equal access to higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Legislation
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Solovieva, Tatiana I.; Bock, Jeremy M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities are guaranteed access to all postsecondary programs and services. The purpose of this study, conducted by the Center for Excellence in Disabilities, was to evaluate the current status of a major university's web accessibility. The results indicated that in 2011 only 51% of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Universities, Web Sites
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Arnhold, Robert; Young, Lauren; Lakowski, Terri – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
Part I of the feature describes the historical path of the Dear Colleague Letter and discusses the specific road to this landmark guidance, what it means, and how the leadership and action of the Office for Civil Rights will pave the way for students with disabilities to participate in sports the same way that Title IX has enabled participation…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Athletics
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Tymeson, Garth – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
The rights of all students to participate in extracurricular programs are required by current law but are often nonexistent, misunderstood, or even sometimes purposely not shared with parents. This article is addressed to parents regarding the rights of their children with disabilities to participate in extracurricular sport activities. Included…
Descriptors: Athletics, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Silliman-French, Lisa; French, Ron – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
One of the major components in the development of quality extracurricular athletic (ECA) programs that involves the infusion of students who have been classified as educationally disabled is the preparation of effective, high-quality physical educators who will assume coaching positions (U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2012). These coaches…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Adapted Physical Education, Extracurricular Activities
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Poulin, David; Martinez, David; Aenchbacher, Amy; Aiello, Rocco; Doyle, Mike; Hilgenbrinck, Linda; Busse, Sean; Cappuccio, Jim – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
In Part III of the feature, physical educators and adapted physical educators offer current best practices as models of implementation for readers. Contributions included are: (1) Answer to the Dear Colleague Letter from the Anchorage School District's Adapted Sport Program (David Poulin); (2) Georgia's Adapted Physical Educators Response to the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Best Practices, Letters (Correspondence)
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Sulak, Tracey – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
Although both the number of online learning opportunities and students with disabilities in higher education has increased over the last two decades, students with disabilities may be overlooked. The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes toward requesting accommodations in the online learning environment among college students with…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, College Students, Online Courses, 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)
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Wells, Julie A.; Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2006
In 2002, the National Center for Educational Statistics reported that 99% of public schools had Internet access and 86% of those schools had a web site or web page (Kleiner & Lewis, 2003). This study examined accessibility issues on elementary school homepages. Using a random sample of elementary school web sites, the researchers documented…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer Uses in Education, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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Noonan-Day, Heidi L.; Jennings, Marianne M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2007
Colleges and universities long ago made the necessary accommodations and structural changes necessary to allow students with physical impairments to attend and eventually complete their studies. Students with physical impairments enjoy a full range of accommodations. However, the issues of disability and accommodation continue to evolve as more…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Physical Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Colleges
Gormley, Shannon; Hughes, Charles; Block, Lydia; Lendmann, Christy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2005
In order to gain access to services at universities and colleges, students with learning disabilities must provide documentation of their disability. However, secondary schools are not required by law to provide the documentation often requisite at the postsecondary level. Also, it appears that secondary schools may collect even less psychometric…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Eligibility, Learning Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Tripp, April; Zhu, Weimo – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2005
Current federal legislation has shifted the focus of education for students with disabilities from issues of access and opportunity to issues about improving teaching and learning, specifically focusing on students? involvement in the general curriculum. Effective assessment techniques are critical to the educational process in order for the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Physical Fitness, Adapted Physical Education
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McCarthy, Martha M. – Journal of Education Finance, 1985
Traces the legal arguments and decisions in "Smith vs. Robinson," which resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision disallowing the award of attorney's fees to successful plaintiffs claiming rights under the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Notes implications of and reactions to the Supreme Court decision. (PGD)
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Due Process
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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
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