Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility

Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility

Henry C. Alphin, Jr. (Drexel University, USA), Jennie Lavine (University of Hull, UK) and Roy Y. Chan (Indiana University, USA)
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Release Date: March, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 349
ISBN13: 9781522526650|ISBN10: 152252665X|EISBN13: 9781522526667|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2665-0


Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives. It is vital that learning opportunities are available on a global scale, regardless of individual disabilities or differences, and to create more inclusive educational practices.

Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging methods and trends in disseminating knowledge in higher education, despite traditional hindrances. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics such as higher education policies, electronic resources, and inclusion barriers, this publication is ideally designed for educators, academics, students, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of disability-inclusive global education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Digital Libraries
  • Diversity
  • Electronic Resources
  • Higher Education Laws
  • Higher Education Policies
  • Inclusion Barriers
  • Students With Disabilities
  • Universal Design Models

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Henry C. Alphin Jr., MBA, MS is a higher education professional fusing theory and practice to nurture regional growth through economic development, industry collaboration, community engagement, and workforce development. Currently, he is an Administrator in Drexel University's Office of Information Technology (DU-IT), a Research Affiliate of Drexel, and a Visiting Scholar at Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND). He possesses expertise in higher education administration, economic development, and strategy. His current scholarship focuses on the intersection of higher education and economic development, including community engagement, industry collaboration, workforce development, philanthropy, and accessibility. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Drexel's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, a Master of Science in Higher Education (MSHE) from Drexel's School of Education, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the triple accredited (including AACSB) program at the Warwick Business School of Warwick University. Henry is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education (JEDHE) and the Global Business and Economics Research Journal. He is involved as a member of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), including the Scholars of Philanthropy of Higher Education ($OPHIE) subgroup; as well as the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), serving on the Body of Knowledge, Development, and Marketing Committees.
Jennie Lavine is currently a Business Lecturer at a Higher Education College in Abu Dhabi. She has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Finance, an MBA from Warwick University in the UK and is currently pursuing a PhD at Hull University in the UK. Jennie's research interests include Higher Education alongside Culture and Organizational Behavior in an international setting.
Roy Y. Chan is Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy Studies where he currently serves as Special Projects Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) at Indiana University Bloomington. His research interest focuses on the role of philanthropy and fundraising in shaping higher education, globalization and internationalization of higher education, and diversity and equity issues in higher education. Roy holds an M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, a M.Ed. degree in Comparative Education from The University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. degree in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. He is an active member of ASHE, AERA, ACPA, and CIES.