Education and Employment

I Think I’ve Experienced Discrimination: Where Can I File?

I Think I’ve Experienced Discrimination: Where Can I File?If the school is private, a complaint can be filed with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Disability Rights Section.  If the school is a state institution, a complaint can be filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), as state-run higher ed …

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Are Private Schools Subject to the ADA?

Are private schools subject to the ADA?by Bronwynne EvansYes, Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination in public accommodations. Private schools must eliminate unnecessary eligibility standards that deny access to individuals with disabilities, and make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures that deny access unless a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program …

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Common Challenges for Nursing Students with Disabilities: Where to Start? Common Challenges for Nursing Students with Disabilities: Where to Start?

Common Challenges for Nursing Students with Disabilities: Where to Start? by Beth Marks Some common challenges for student nurses that we have seen relate to the following: limited information about accommodations; uncomfortable asking for accommodations; not aware of disability student (DS) services or the school has no DS Office; lack of role models; no mentors …

Common Challenges for Nursing Students with Disabilities: Where to Start?
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Accommodating the Communication Needs of Deaf-Blind Employees

Accommodating the Communication Needs of Deaf-Blind Employees by Teresa Goddard and Elisabeth Simpson, Job Accommodation Network, Volume 10, Issue 2, Second Quarter, 2012 When you think of an individual who is deaf-blind (also known as deaf-blindness, blind-deaf, dual sensory impaired, or combined vision and hearing loss), do you think of someone who is fully deaf …

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Technical Standards Versus Essential Functions: Developing Disability-Friendly Policies for Nursing Programs

Technical Standards Versus Essential Functions: Developing Disability-Friendly Policies for Nursing Programsby Martha SmithWhat do technical standards mean for nursing?Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, schools can, in fact, have technical standards. Technical Standards are all the non-academic requirements a students must have/meet to enter a program. For most health sciences programs, there are usually …

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Open the Door, Get ‘Em a Locker: Educating Nursing Students with Disabilities

This documentary film produced by Bronwynne Evans, RN, PhD and Beth Marks, RN, PhD chronicles the experience of a nursing student who entered a baccalaureate program using a wheelchair. The 23 minute film provides a forum for the voices of nursing students, faculty, administrators, and agency nursing staff to discuss trials and triumphs encountered during …

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The Americans with Disabilities Act and Afterwards: Disabilities in Medical Education and Practice

Disabilities-in-Medical-Education-and-Practice-Disabilities–Looking-Back-and-Looking-Ahead Disabilities: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Sue Sun Yom, MA, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Neither numbers nor definitions come easily when considering disabilities. Although 35 to 49 million Americans are formally classified as disabled,1 many more disabilities may be unreported or undiagnosed. Disabilities differ in kind and degree of functional impairment and …

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