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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 1999): Services for the Disabled - Overseas

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES: AN ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION, COURT RULINGS AND POLICY

L Gitlon

Disability and Society, vol. 14, 1999, p. 239-248

Despite the protection afforded by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, there remain barriers to the inclusion of people with disabilities in institutions of higher education, and in particular in professional programmes. Paper focuses on a legal decision from the Ohio Supreme Court affirming the right of Case Western Reserve University's Medical School to refuse a blind woman admission. By analysing this case, paper discusses the impact of these pieces of federal legislation on the inclusion of people with disabilities in higher education.

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