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3 Steps for Promoting Accessibility in the Classroom

3 Steps for Promoting Accessibility in the Classroom

The central purpose of education is to ensure that every student has equal access to the information and skills necessary to become a healthy and productive part of society. However, in order this purpose to be realized, it is essential for teachers and school administrators to take into account the many skills, backgrounds, and interests of a diverse and continually expanding student body. To help facilitate accessibility ...

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Ascension's continuing education course, Rethinking Vertical Accessibility, updates architects on accessibility laws & the benefits of using platform lifts.

Continuing Education Credit for Architects

Ascension proudly sponsors a free continuing education course for architects, titled “Rethinking Vertical Accessibility.” This hour-long course is designed to keep practicing architects up-to-date on accessibility laws and the benefits of ...

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Accessibility Barriers Block Employment

Accessibility Barriers Block Employment

According to a 2008 report published in the Monthly Labor Review, there has been a downward trend in the employment of people with disabilities 1990. With few exceptions, this trend has persisted despite the inception of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), into law almost thirty years ago. Moreover, this decline has continued...

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5 Critical Concepts for Creating Inclusive Education

5 Critical Concepts for Creating Inclusive Education

In 2006, the American Psychological Association (APA) reported that the U.S. had a disabled population of 40 million, two-thirds of which were of working age and desired to work. According to a 2015 report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of disabled persons in the U.S. had increased to 53 million, or roughly 1 in 5 people. That being said, studies and reports consistently show that many of these individuals are still regularly being denied opportunities in education. The following 5 concepts are ...

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Ascension wheelchair lifts are the perfect choice for K-12 schools because they are portable, safe. reliable and can be used for any type of event.

K-12 Schools and Districts

Where is Ascension located? Ascension wheelchair lifts are used by some of the top K-12 schools and districts in the United States. To see a list of these locations,...

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