The Law of Disability Discrimination for Higher Educational Professionals by Ruth Colker

The Law of Disability Discrimination for Higher Educational Professionals

Book Title: The Law of Disability Discrimination for Higher Educational Professionals

Publisher: LexisNexis

Author: Ruth Colker


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The purpose of The Law of Disability Discrimination for Higher Education Professionals is to provide an in-depth understanding of the ADA and related statutes to the many individuals who are responsible for disability equality in higher education: disabled student services directors, ADA officers, house and contract counsel, human resource directors, college grievances officers, ombudspersons, federal and state compliance agents, organizational advocates, health and counseling service personnel, deans and faculty, etc.


As discussed at some length in Chapter Two, the demanding definition of disability that has so long made it nearly impossible for individuals with disabilities to bring suits that addressed the merits of their claims is no longer the law. More recent employment decisions, reported in Chapter Three, are now focusing on the contours of what are essential job functions and effective job accommodations. Similarly, post-secondary decisions, as discussed in Chapter Four, are getting beyond the question of disability, and addressing how to determine if a student is "otherwise qualified," and which academic adjustments and auxiliary aids must be provided to such students as necessary, effective, and neither a fundamental alteration nor an undue burden.

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