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Title: DISABILITIES


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DISABILITIES AND ACCOMODATIONS
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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Section 504 ADA
  • Civil Rights Statutes do not
  • Mandate affirmative action
  • Create special programs
  • Promise accommodations

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Eligibility Determination
  • Documentation from appropriate professional
  • Counselors professional judgment
  • Functional limitation rather than diagnosis
  • Case-by-case decision making

4
Disabilities Accommodations
  • It is not possible to include a list of all the
    specific conditions, contagious and noncontagious
    diseases or infections that would constitute
    physical or mental impairments because of the
    difficulty of ensuring the comprehensiveness of
    such a list, particularly in light of the fact
    that other conditions or disorders may be
    identified in the future. (ADA regulations)

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Examples of disabilities
  • Blindness/visual impairments
  • Deafness/hearing impairments
  • Learning disabilities
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mental Retardation
  • Emotional Illnesses
  • Temporary Impairments
  • Femoral Hypoplasia with Unusual Facies Syndrome

6
Disabilities Accommodations
  • Accommodations
  • Modification to policy or procedure
  • Change in physical environment
  • Provision of auxiliary aid or service

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Law mandates
  • Primary consideration
  • Student involvement

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Does not change essential requirement of the
    course.
  • Does not substantially alter the way services are
    provided.
  • Does not cause undue financial or administrative
    burden.
  • Does not pose direct threat to health and safety
    of others.

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Choosing an accommodation
  • Flexibility in selection
  • Equally effective
  • Rational relationship

10
Disabilities Accommodations
  • Low techreversed polarity on computer
    monitor
  • Cheap.preferential seating
  • High techJaws software
  • Expensive...ASL services building
    renovations

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Examples of accommodations
  • ASL interpreters CART
  • Readers scribes notetakers
  • Audiobooks e-text Braille
  • Extended time on tests testing in a quiet area
  • CCTV
  • Jaws Dragon Naturally Speaking WYNN
  • Assistive Listening Device
  • Adjustable tables and chairs
  • Copies of instructor notes and overheads
  • Exception to the attendance policy

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Examples of disability and possible
    accommodation
  • Strike keys by mistake due to tremors ----
    keyguard for computer
  • Inability to use hands for input ---- alternate
    input devices, such as voice recognition program,
    scanner, headpointer
  • Limited or poor speech ---- spell check, word
    prediction
  • Impaired reading ability ---- reader, extended
    time, books in alternate format, software
  • Impaired ability in written expression ----
    computers, voice recognition software, scribe,
    oral responses

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Disabilities Accommodations
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Disabilities Accommodations
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Disabilities Accommodations
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Disabilities Accommodations
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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Resources for accommodations
  • Disability Services Resource Guide (NCCC System
    Office)
  • Job Accommodation Network
  • College university disability services websites
    (University of Montana, University of Washington)
  • Disability websites (LD, autism, deaf)
  • NCDDS and DSSHE listserves
  • NC-Vital
  • Federal state agencies (OCR, VR, DSB)
  • AHEAD

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • It is not the diagnosis that is important but
    rather how the unique circumstances and
    functional limitations affect equal access.

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Disabilities Accommodations
  • Presented by
  • CAROLINE SMITH
  • Wayne Community College
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