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Reynolds, Sharon L.; Johnson, Jerry D.; Salzman, James A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2012
The extant literature offers little to describe the processes for screening students in adult basic education (ABE) programs for potential learning disabilities, referring adult students for diagnostic assessment, or barriers to obtaining diagnostic assessment for a learning disability. Without current documentation of a learning disability, ABE…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students
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Bigelow, Kimberly Edginton – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2012
Engineers must design for a diverse group of potential users of their products; however, engineering curricula rarely include an emphasis on universal design principles. This research article details the effectiveness of a design project implemented in a first-year engineering course in an effort to raise awareness of the need for engineers to be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Criteria, Engineering Education, Engineering
Hennessey, Mary L.; Roessler, Richard; Cook, Bryan; Unger, Darlene; Rumrill, Phillip – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2006
The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the employment concerns of postsecondary students with disabilities and (b) develop strategies for improving their post-graduation employment outcomes. Utilizing an established methodology grounded in the ideals of participatory action research, the researchers surveyed a 208 students with various…
Descriptors: Employment, Action Research, Focus Groups, Disabilities