Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has had a measurable effect upon education. The area examined in this paper involves programs and services offered at universities and colleges, for students with disabilities have the right to equal opportunities in educational programs. Instructors and administrators at all universities are now legally required to make certain accommodations to meet individual differences and abilities. At Western Kentucky University, professors and students alike are pleased with the ADA law, but there are some differing opinions on how well WKU is complying with it. Financing necessary changes is a major concern. WKU has had various conflicts involving the ADA, but has never had a suit filed against the university. WKU has made many notable achievements, but has many more goals to accomplish before coming into total compliance with the ADA law.

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education

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