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Franczek Radelet PC | USA | 11 Apr 2015

NSBA to OCR: standard for addressing requests for technology by students with a communication impairment is off key

Readers of our FR Alerts may remember my colleague Kendra B. Yoch authored an Alert in 2013 about a set of outlier cases in the Ninth Circuit Court

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Franczek Radelet PC | USA | 7 Jan 2013

Disabled substitute teacher applicant raises some adequate claims against Illinois school district

A federal trial court in Chicago recently decided that a disabled applicant for a substitute teacher position at Zion School District No. 6 alleged

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Franczek Radelet PC | USA | 8 Jun 2011

OCR issues FAQ to address technology and accessibility

On May 26, 2011, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued an online FAQ document discussing how OCR believes the “equal access” requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1964 (Section 504) apply to the use of emerging technology such as electronic book readers, online application processes, and websites in higher education.

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Franczek Radelet PC | USA | 15 Apr 2011

OCR issues guidance on sexual violence in primary, secondary and postsecondary schools

On April 4, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague Letter addressing sexual violence in schools.

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Franczek Radelet PC | USA | 5 Apr 2010

Department of Education to reinvigorate its Office for Civil Rights

The U.S. Department of Education recently indicated plans to intensify civil rights oversight and enforcement efforts by its Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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