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HEW Rules Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Handicapped


HEW Rules Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Handicapped


President John G. Kemeny writes to all members of the College to reiterate the College’s now official outlook on the Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) regulations, a strong departure from the statement in a more private memo from August 30, 1976. Kemeny asserts that “It is not necessary to make structural changes in existing facilities when programs can be made accessible by other methods such as reassignment of classes or assignment of aides to handicapped individuals...” This letter, like many other documents that seek to sidestep equal access to all campus facilities, cites the age of the institution as the fundamental barrier to full compliance with HEW regulations.


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Hanover, NH

Citation Information

Kemeny, John G. “HEW Rules Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Handicapped.” Memo from John G. Kemeny to All Dartmouth College Personnel, Aug. 29, 1977. Institutional Diversity and Equity records, DA-751, Box 8021, Civil Rights: Statutes, HEW Guidelines, etc., Rauner Special Collections Library.

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