Tag Archives: Individuals with Disabilities

Civil Rights Top 10 Documents

ICSPS has developed this series of documents to provide information on key elements of Civil Rights compliance standards.  Each document has a number of facts related to an important requirement of civil rights legislation and points you in the direction of resources related to that topic.  The documents can be found below: Top Ten Things… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Recruitment and Retention Support Strategies Documents

ICSPS has produced a series of documents to summarize evidence based strategies for supporting special population students during the recruitment and retention processes. The documents can be found below: Supporting Students With Limited English Proficiency – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Students With Disabilities – Recruitment and Retention Supporting Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers – Recruitment… Continue Reading

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Electronic and Web Accessibility Webinar Series

ICSPS will be delivering a webinar series on electronic and web accessibility.This series will provide valuable information on how to ensure your electronic resources are accessible to all students and how to judge your compliance with civil rights legislation related to web accessibility.  The series will be delivered in two parts on September 7 and… Continue Reading

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HOPE-De Anza Program at De Anza College

  The HOPE-De Anza program at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, is designed to prepare job seekers with disabilities for successful job placement in supported or community employment and to have students actively participate in their communities. The goal is to provide a range of activities that advance students toward their personal and employment… Continue Reading

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Building Bridges to Success at Galveston College

  Building Bridges to Success (BBS) at Galveston College in Galveston, Texas, is a Student Support Services program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides intensive academic and student support services to currently enrolled first generation, low-income, or disabled students. Program objectives include: to increase retention rates, to increase course completion rates, to increase… Continue Reading

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Assistive Technology Initiative at Middlesex Community College

  The Assistive Technology (AT) initiative at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts, involves a collaboration between Disability Support Services (DSS) and Academic Affairs, Academic Support and IT to examine the potential for better institutionalizing assistive technologies, as well as researching the applicability of cutting edge software “apps” and hardware/devices and AT technology embedded in existing… Continue Reading

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Transition Program at Middlesex Community College

  The nationally recognized Transition Program, established in 1985, is a two-year non-credit certificate program designed for students with significant learning disabilities who would find college level academics too challenging, even with extensive supports.  The program at Middlesex in Bedford, which is the only one of its kind at a community college in Massachusetts, prepares… Continue Reading

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Disability Awareness Month at West Virginia Northern Community College

  West Virginia Northern Community College devotes each October to students with disabilities through a series of special events that also targets the Wheeling community at large. Throughout October, numerous activities promote National Disabilities Awareness Month.  (October is National Disabilities Awareness Month.) Brochures, handouts, and giveaways are available at barbecues on all three campus locations. The… Continue Reading

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Assistive Technology Video Library at Rock Valley College

  The goal of the Assistive Technology (AT) project at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, is to increase the amount and quality of training resources available to students with disabilities via creation of an AT Video Library to allow users to be better informed about available technology options.  Historically, a relatively small number of students have… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Support Grant Workshop

Recipients of the Special Populations Support Grant (SPSG) were required to attend the grant overview workshop at Heartland Community College in Normal on October 22, 2014.   During this interactive workshop, we discussed effective research strategies and explored institutions’ core indicator data and the performance of special population groups.  Closely examining the data helps reveal the root causes… Continue Reading

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