Special Education Accomodation

Title Abstract Publication Date
Assistive Technologies. Describes assistive technologies that are available to help schools meet the requirements of Individualized Education Plans for students with disabilities. The offerings include computer devices and... 07/31/2002
Blind Photographers: A Quest into the Spatial Experiences of Blind Children In the context of inclusive design, this paper reports on a photo-ethnographic study that is part of a wider inquiry into the haptic qualities of the built environment. To stimulate conversation with... 03/31/2012
Building Behaviors. School Design for Autism Spectrum Students. Describes the design of REED Academy in New Jersey that serves a small, inter district community of students with highly specialized needs. 03/31/2012
Building Blueprints: Early Childhood Spaces. Profiles the United Cerebral Palsy Bailes Campus in Orlando. Principles of universal design enable students of every ability to share the same spaces. Calming colors, indoor and outdoor wheelchair... 04/30/2011
Building Blueprints: Eight Key Issues for Special Needs Environmental Design. Reviews considerations for personal and social space, distraction inhibitors, material durability, time-out rooms, acoustics, colors, patterns, surfaces, outdoor spaces, security, and technology when... 12/31/2008
Building Blueprints: Special Education Centers. Profiles the Joliet Learning Center and discusses particular elements for planning and designing special learning centers. 01/31/2007
Caught in the Middle Discusses problems school transportation administrators face in managing the transportation of special needs students. These include finding part-time, low paid drivers and attendants, managing... 02/28/1998
Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA). A center dedicated to improving the design of environments and products by making them more usable, safer, and appealing to people with a wide range of abilities. IDEA's work embraces the...
Century High School: Better Than Accessible. [Videotape] This 6-minute videotape shows ways that one newly built high school (Century High School, Rochester, MN) accommodates the needs of people with disabilities. Various building and room designs are... 12/31/1998
Charter Schools and the Education of Children with Disabilities. This resource guide provides an overview of special-education laws and issues related to K-12 education for those interested in starting or currently operating a charter school, for host or... 04/30/2001
Classroom Amplification To Enhance Student Performance. Discussion of classroom amplification systems to improve the performance of students with hearing loss or learning disabilities addresses the auditory challenges of inclusive classrooms, changing the... 06/30/2002
Classroom Design for Living and Learning with Autism. Advises on classroom design for the autistic, emphasizing flexible spaces, spatial variety, non-treatening large spaces and spaces for refuge, cleanliness and absence of clutter, natural light,... 04/30/2008
Classrooms for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Sound-Field and Public Address Amplification Systems Compared Background noise poses adverse effects on speech sounds and affects student learning, especially for children with developmental disabilities. Sound-field and public address amplification systems can... 08/31/2006
Complying With New Mandatory ADA Standards All state and government construction projects will soon have to bring their projects up to compliance to meet the 2010 Standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act — a requirement that includes... 04/24/2012
Concordia Papers: All for One; Common Ground; E. Pulribus Unum; and The Lincoln Plan. Four papers are presented on learning environments, accommodating special needs students, and educational facility design and construction trends towards integration and inclusion. The first paper,... 12/31/1995
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) An international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets...
Creating Accessible Schools. This publication examines the issues surrounding federal mandates to accommodate students with disabilities, including the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals... 05/31/2000
Creating and Funding School Buildings that Promote the Inclusion of Pupils with Behaviour Problems In the course of her work as a behaviour consultant and teacher, the author has access to many different types of educational settings, both private and under LEA control, in the UK and Belgium. In... 10/31/2003
Creating Classrooms for Everyone: How Interactive Whiteboards Support Universal Design for Learning. This paper examines Universal Design for Learning (UDL) standards and how they can help guide the evaluation and use of interactive whiteboards in classrooms. The opportunity to present information... 12/31/2008
Creating Communication Rich Environments This article discusses how the design of the classroom space can directly effect whether or not the individual who is deaf-blind is able to move beyond themselves and into their environment to make... 08/31/2000
Creating Play Environments for Children with Special Needs Examines the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the role of developmentally appropriate practice when insuring the safe inclusion of children with disabilities in play... 09/30/1994
Criteria for Selecting School Furniture and Equipment for the Disabled This article provides many practical design criteria for school furniture and equipment developed from observations and interviews with disabled persons and individuals experienced in working with... 10/31/1974
DeafSpace Design Guidelines. Online catalogue of more than one hundred and fifty distinct DeafSpace architectural design elements that address five major intersections between deaf experience and the built environment: space and... 12/31/2010
Designing and Building for Quiet in a School for Deaf Children Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) recently completed construction of a new 42,000-square foot school for deaf children. High priority was placed upon designing and building a facility that would... 05/31/2000
Designing Environments for Handicapped Children: A Design Guide and Case Study. Addresses the planning and architectural design of play/learning environments for special needs children. The exceptional children discussed include those with most types of mild to severe handicaps... 12/31/1978