The Americans With Disabilities Act swims in a vast sea of rules and regulations; information about them is updated each month in Thompson’s A.D.A. Compliance Guide. Also included is a monthly newsletter, and it often has items of interest to the medical community.
A news brief in the June issue notes that Rowan University, in South Jersey, held a recent Disability Awareness Day. The University president and a vice president for facilities operations were selected by students to spend the day in wheelchairs.
The Whit Online, Rowan’s independent student newspaper, covered the event in their May 1 edition. The day ended with a showing of the Academy Award winning documentary King Gimp, a film about the experiences of a young man with cerebral palsy. Jeffersonians can view it online on the AISR Media Server – just sign in with your campus key. You can also borrow it from the LRC in either DVD or VHS format.
The A.D.A. Compliance Guide is conveniently housed in our Reference Collection on the second floor of the library, under call number HD 7256 .U5 A191. If you’d like even more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, visit the ADA HOME PAGE, produced by the U.S. Department of Justice.