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Laws, Finance, and Policies of Higher Education Accessibility

Laws, Finance, and Policies of Higher Education Accessibility
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Author(s): Jennifer Raasch (Clemson University, USA)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 18
Source title: Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Henry C. Alphin, Jr. (Drexel University, USA), Jennie Lavine (University of Hull, UK) and Roy Y. Chan (Indiana University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2665-0.ch006

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Abstract

Historically, educational accessibility in higher education appeared to be a dynamic and fluid scale with individual rights and accessibility on one side while institutional policies and procedures balanced the other side. Additional weights were applied to both sides of the scale. United States (U.S.) federal laws applied weight to the individual rights and accessibility side. Meanwhile, financial considerations applied weight to the institutional policies side. U.S. universities may have found this balancing act difficult through ongoing legal cases and law revisions. Critical Disability Theory (CDT) provides an alternative viewpoint to review education accessibility. CDT also encourages participation by more campus stakeholders to resolve accessibility issues and promote full accessibility on university campuses. This chapter will explore and explain the complex interconnections of laws, finances and policies in supporting accessibility on campuses and discuss potential guidelines for future institutional policies and procedures related to students with disabilities.

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