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Shachmut, Kyle; Deschenes, Amy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Usability testing that includes people who are fluent in assistive technology is an important way to ensure that digital products meet the needs of all users. In settings such as universities, with highly distributed content creator networks and vast differences in project sizes and scopes, it can be challenging for non-experts to find and use the…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Usability, Testing, Students with Disabilities
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Busch, Chelsea Z.; DuPaul, George J.; Anastopoulos, Arthur D.; Franklin, Melanie K.; Jaffe, Aliza R.; Stack, Kristen F.; Weyandt, Lisa L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
College students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher than average risk for alcohol and substance use; however, it is unclear whether having ADHD, either alone or in combination with other factors, increases this risk. Further, no prior studies have systematically examined factors that correlate with alcohol and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse
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Murphy, Ann; Malenczak, Derek; Ghajar, Mina – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Students with a psychiatric disability (PD) represent a growing demographic on college campuses nationwide. Concurrently, the ubiquity of online learning has served as a powerful accessibility tool for students with a PD to obtain postsecondary education and may possess certain benefits for this population over traditional classroom learning. This…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, At Risk Students, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Schuck, Lydia; Wall-Emerson, Robert; Kim, Dae Shik; Nelson, Nickola – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Students who are blind or visually impaired are attending college at higher rates than ever before but are not achieving comparable academic outcomes to peers without disabilities. The variables that are associated with success in the college context among students who are blind or visually impaired have not been quantitatively examined. In this…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Attendance, Academic Persistence, Visual Impairments
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Kain, Suanne; Chin-Newman, Christina; Smith, Sara – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
The number of students in higher education with psychiatric disabilities is rising; about one in three undergraduates identify as having some type of mental health condition (U.S. Dept. of Education, 2014). This qualitative study explores the experiences of 14 college students with one or more psychiatric disabilities (PD), who were receiving…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Disorders, Social Bias, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Wu, I-Chen; Molina, Rudy M., Jr. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Among students with disabilities, the largest two groups in postsecondary educational settings are students with specific learning disability (SLD) and students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These students can experience difficulty in achieving goals in academics and their personal lives. At the University of Arizona, the…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Papay, Clare K.; Grigal, Meg – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Amendments to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), including the creation of the Transition and Postsecondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) model demonstration program, have led to increased opportunities for students with intellectual disability to obtain postsecondary education. The present study builds on…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Transitional Programs
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Davidson, Savannah; Schley, Sara – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Institutions of higher education have a primary mission of providing a quality eduation to all of its student, including students with disabilities. This practice brief describes tools used in an innovative approach to teaching observations that were designed to improve access for students with disabilities through inclusive teaching strategies,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Student Participation, Observation
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Hsiao, Feilin; Burgstahler, Sheryl; Johnson, Terri; Nuss, Daniel; Doherty, Michael – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Faculty members' positive attitudes, active engagement, and receptiveness to inclusive instructional practices may contribute to the retention and success of students with disabilities (SWDs). However, most faculty members are not adequately prepared to effectively implement inclusive instruction, and many remain uninformed regarding the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Students with Disabilities, Faculty Development, Access to Education
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Cox, Thomas D.; Ogle, Brian; Campbell, Laurie O. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
In this mixed-methods study, undergraduate students identified with a learning disability indicated their preferred instructional approaches to learning in college-level STEM courses. The relationships between preferred instructional strategies and learner characteristics: (a) declared major; (b) learning disability; and (c) gender were examined.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Learning Disabilities
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Ford, Jeremy W.; Wenner, Julianne A.; Murphy, Victoria – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
This practice brief provides an overview of a project designed to support students with disabilities considering postsecondary education. Postsecondary Rewarding Education is Possible (PREP) Academy was developed by individuals from a state vocational rehabilitation agency and a public research university. PREP Academy is a campus-based, weeklong…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Transitional Programs, Student Attitudes
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Acord-Vira, Amanda; Curtis, Reagan; Davis, Diana; Wheeler, Steven – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine student athletes' perspectives regarding return to learn following sport-related concussion. Data were collected through an online survey from student athletes; a subset of whom had a history of concussion. Student athletes who reported receiving education regarding the effects of concussion on classroom…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Student Athletes, Undergraduate Students
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Akin, D.; Huang, Lisa M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
A large body of research on disability stigma conducted among young school children and adults in non-educational settings shows that individuals with non-visible disabilities experience more negative stigma compared to individuals with visible disabilities. However, there is a noticeable lack of research on disability stigma within higher…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Aquino, Katherine C.; Bittinger, Joshua D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Use of the self-identification process and accommodation services can, in theory, positively contribute to student success; however, students with disabilities may be negatively impacted if they perceive others viewing them as less significant members of the college community. This study identifies the number of students with self-identified…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Students with Disabilities
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Faggella-Luby, Michael; Gelbar, Nicholas; Dukes, Lyman, III; Madaus, Joseph; Lalor, Adam; Lombardi, Allison – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
The growing number of individuals with disabilities in higher education is a sign of significant progress toward improving outcomes and equity as intended by federal legislation. However, to successfully meet the demands of the postsecondary environment, students must act as self-regulated, independent learners. Thus, instruction for students with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Students with Disabilities, Outcomes of Education, Learning Disabilities
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