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636 - Disability Discrimination
Professor: Ruth Colker
Semester: 2010 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Accessibility study and a 48-hour self-directed take-home exam.
This four credit course primarily covers the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students will learn about Title I (employment discrimination), Title II (public entity discrimination) and Title III (public accommodation discrimination) under the ADA. Students interested in learning about the Law of Special Education should take Special Education Advocacy. In addition, students will learn how to conduct an accessibility audit. They will work with the OSU ADA Coordinator, Scott Lissner, to conduct an accessibility audit of an OSU building and seek to have their recommendations implemented.
One day of the week for this course will be a two hour segment in which students will learn skills related to conducting an accessibility audit and negotiation. The other two days of the course will be devoted to standard case law material. The course will count towards two credits of the Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. The enrollment is limited to twenty students.
The final grade for this course will be based primarily on the work on the accessibility study and a 48 hour self-directed take-home exam.
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