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Students with Disabilities

Occupation and Industry: Accommodating Students with Disabilities

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Inclusive classrooms are essential for students of all abilities and backgrounds, but for students with disabilities, the classroom setting may present certain challenges that need accommodation and consideration.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 both ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities in higher education. Both laws require colleges and universities to offer a wide range of services, accommodations, and auxiliary services for students with disabilities. These services are typically individually designed, and based on the specific needs of each student as identified by the school’s Disability Service Providers. Academic accommodations may include adaptations in the way specific courses are conducted, the use of auxiliary equipment and support staff, and modifications in academic requirements. A college or university has the variety of resources and the flexibility to select the specific aids or services it provides, as long as they are effective. Such aids and services should be selected in direct consultation with student who will use them.

Situations and Solutions:

The following situations and solutions are real-life examples of accommodations that were made by JAN customers. Because accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis, these examples may not be effective for every situation but give you an idea about the types of accommodations that are possible.

Events Regarding Students with Disabilities