Disability

Faculty responsible for making online materials accessible for disabled students

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Lawyers and a disability rights advocate stressed that faculty members must be proactive rather than reactive in making sure their online courses and materials are accessible for students with disabilities.

Disability rights advocates and publishers push for national standards for ed tech materials

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Disability rights advocates and publishers want Congress to help create a national standard to make sure disabled students are not left behind by inaccessible higher ed technologies. 

University Accused of Housing Bias

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Nebraska-Kearney faces federal discrimination charges -- which it disputes -- after barring student from bringing therapy dog with her to live in university-owned apartment.

Appeals Court Revives Disability Lawsuit

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George Mason faces allegations of bias in dispute over a test and make-up test.

Clearing the Way for Disability Claims

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Appeals court says state immunity does not protect universities in Texas and Louisiana from federal lawsuits.

Rift in Disability Studies

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Supreme Court case on assisted suicide leaves professors debating when and how their scholarly society should weigh in on policy issues.

Disabilities and the Medical Student

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Medical schools' technical standards complicate the legal picture for the institutions and students alike.

Counseling Crisis

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Colleges face legal backlash when they bar students who report suicidal feelings or other serious psychological problems.

Enforcing the Disabilities Law

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Justice Dept. settlement with U. of Chicago may be first of series of accords on college facilities -- 10 other institutions face review.

Who Decides?

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U. of Houston lawsuit asks whether professors should have unlimited leeway to reject requests of students with disabilities.

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