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Scott, Sally; Markle, Larry; Wessel, Roger D.; Desmond, Jennifer – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Creating impactful partnerships across university divisions can enhance the effectiveness and impact of the Disability Services Office. Research has shown the benefits of practitioners and faculty members collaborating; however, careful consideration and communication is needed in order for these collaborations to be successful and beneficial. In…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Personnel Services, Disabilities, College Faculty
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Giroux, Catherine M.; Corkett, Julie K.; Carter, Lorraine M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a complex, often invisible, connective tissue disorder that has arguably profound psychosocial and academic impact on postsecondary students. It is an underdiagnosed and misunderstood condition that is the focus of little research, particularly within the social sciences. Several factors influence the academic…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Disabilities, Student Needs, Psychological Patterns
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Condra, Mike; Dineen, Mira; Gills, Helen; Jack-Davies, Anita; Condra, Eleanor – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
An increasing number of students with mental health disabilities (MHDs) are enrolling at Canadian colleges and universities. This review examines the challenges and complexities of meeting the unique needs of these students at Ontario's postsecondary institutions, with a specific focus on the issue of academic accommodations. These complexities…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Student Needs
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Hartley, Judy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Written from the perspective of a disability practitioner and equity manager working in the Australian tertiary education sector for over twenty-five years, this paper reviews some of the significant social, equity, and education policy developments and associated legislation, which have influenced the inclusion of people with disabilities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Inclusion
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Kondo, Takeo; Takahashi, Tomone; Shirasawa, Mayumi – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
The Japanese government passed an anti-discrimination law, the Act on the Elimination of Disability Discrimination, in June 2013 (to be enforced April 2016) and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in January 2014. Prior to ratification of the CRPD, the Japanese government had begun to construct an inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Federal Legislation
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Burgstahler, Sheryl; Russo-Gleicher, Rosalie J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Legislation and contemporary social policies that favor inclusion and academic accommodations have contributed to a rise in the enrollment of students with disabilities, including students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), on postsecondary campuses today. However, the literature is scarce about how instructors can routinely address the needs of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Autism
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Hurst, Alan – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
In the United Kingdom (UK), policy and provision for students with disabilities in post-compulsory education has made considerable progress in a relatively short time. This growth has been aided by several factors, arguably the most significant being the introduction of legal requirements in 1995. Many institutions and organisations have tried to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Student Personnel Workers, Certification
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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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Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison; Scapin, Rafael – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
This article briefly reviews the history of assistive technologies in American and Canadian postsecondary education starting in the 1990s, discusses the accessibility of e-learning and information and communication technologies (ICTs) currently popular in postsecondary education, and highlights emerging trends. Increasing use of universal design…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Disabilities
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Getzel, Elizabeth Evans – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Research on the transition of students with disabilities and their post-school outcomes continues to move the field of special education in the direction of evidence-based practices. As special education professionals work to better recognize the impact of instructional and environmental characteristics to prepare youth for their transition, so…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Special Education
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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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Beck, Tanja; Diaz del Castillo, Patricia; Fovet, Frederic; Mole, Heather; Noga, Brodie – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
This article presents out an outcome analysis of a Universal Design (UD) audit to the various professional facets of a disability service (DS) provider's office on a large North American campus. The context of the audit is a broad campus-wide drive to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in teaching practices. In an effort for consistency…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Audits (Verification), Disabilities, Student Personnel Services
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McNair, Daniel J.; Curry, Toi L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
This review of current writing assessment practices focuses upon the adult population, an area significantly underrepresented within psychoeducational literature. As compared to other populations, such as K-12 students, there are few options for the practitioner wishing to evaluate adult writers by means of standardized assessment instruments.…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, College Students, Writing Skills, Evaluation Methods
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Cragg, Stephanie J.; Carter, Irene; Nikolova, Kristina – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
The School of Social Work and Disability Studies Accessibility Planning Committee (APC) is a student-driven initiative that has been in existence for over 10 years. This practice brief looked at the committee through interviews with faculty and student members. The investigation aimed to determine whether the benefits of having a student-driven…
Descriptors: Social Work, Barriers, Disabilities, Interviews
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Maggiolini, Silvia; Molteni, Paola – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
The University education is a very important step in the process of growth of each person. During this period we acquire a specific professional preparation and also have many opportunities to develop skills that are essential for adult life. In recent years the access opportunities for disabled persons to academic education in Italy have greatly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Experience, Universities
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