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Legal Module

Resources

Portions of this module were adapted from:

Embry, P., Scott, S., & McGuire, J. (2004). The Legal Context for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities, Institutions of Higher Education, and Faculty Members. Storrs:  University of Connecticut, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability. Available at www.facultyware.uconn.edu/files/LegalResources.pdf

References

Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, PL 110-325, 42 U.S.C. § 1201 et seq.

Brinckerhoff, L.C., Shaw, S. F., & McGuire, J. M. (1993). Promoting postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities: A handbook for practitioners. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Bissonnette, L. Meeting the evolving education needs of faculty in providing access for university students with disabilities. Retrieved November 12, 2009 from http://www.profetic.org/spip.php?article8126

Bohman, P. & Anderson, S. (2005). A conceptual framework for accessibility tools to benefit users with cognitive disabilities. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 88, 85-89. doi: 10.1145/1061811.1061828

Burgstahler, S. (2002). Distance learning: Universal design, universal access. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Journal. 10 (1), pp. 32-61.  Retrieved November 16, 2009, from http://www.aace.org/pubs/

CESSI. (2003). Federal statutory definitions of disability. Prepared for The Interagency Committee on Disability Research. Retreived November 12, 2009, from http://www.icdr.us/documents/definitions.htm

Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, PL 94-142, 20 U.S.C. § 1401 et seq.

Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, PL 110-315, 20 U. S. C. § 1001 et seq.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004, PL 108-446, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.

Madaus, J. W. (2005). Helping students with learning disabilities navigate the college transition maze. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 37, 32-37.

Madaus, J. W. (2010). Let’s be reasonable: Accommodations at the college level. In S. F. Shaw, J. W. Madaus, & L. C. Dukes (Eds.). Preparing students with disabilities for college success: A practical guide to transition planning (pp. 37-63). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

McGuire, J. M. (2010). Considerations for the transition to college. In S. F. Shaw, J. W. Madaus, & L. C. Dukes (Eds.). Preparing students with disabilities for college success: A practical guide to transition planning (pp. 7-35). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Monroe, S. (2008, July). Dear colleague letter. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended, Section 504, PL 93-112, 29 U.S.C. §794 (1998).

Rothstein, L. F. (2002). Judicial intent and legal precedents. In L. C. Brinckerhoff, J. M. McGuire, & S. F. Shaw (Eds.), Postsecondary education and transition for students with learning disabilities (pp.71-106). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Scott, S. S. (2002). The dynamic process of providing accommodations. In L. C. Brinckerhoff, J. M. McGuire, & S. F. Shaw (Eds.), Postsecondary education and transition for students with learning disabilities (pp.295-332). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

U. S. Department of Education. (1991). The Americans with Disabilities Act. Washington: Office for Civil Rights. Retrieved October 2, 2009, from http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/hq9805.html

Wolanin, T. R., & Steele, P. E. (2004). Higher education opportunities for students with disabilities: A primer for policymakers. Washington: The Institute for Higher Education Policy. Retrieved August 31, 2004, from http://www.ihep.org/Pubs/PDF/DisabilitiesReport2004.pdf