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Working Together:. Faculty, Staff And Students With Disabilities . Increase in Number of Students with Disabilities Factors:. Survival Rate Technology K-12 Special Education Awareness . Presentation Outline. Legal Responsibilities Strategies Campus Resources.

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Working Together:

Faculty, Staff

And Students

With Disabilities


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Increase in Number of Students with DisabilitiesFactors:

Survival Rate

Technology

K-12 Special Education

Awareness


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Presentation Outline

  • Legal Responsibilities

  • Strategies

  • Campus Resources

Handouts available on information table


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Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act & 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act

No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his/ her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of a public entity.


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Otherwise Qualified :…meets the academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation…

With or without

Reasonable modifications to rules, policies or practices;

Removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers; or

Provision of auxiliary aids and services


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Person with a disability: any person who

has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working;

has a record of such an impairment; or

is regarded as having such an impairment.


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Spinal Cord Injuries

Loss of limbs

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Cerebral Palsy

Hearing Impairments

Visual Impairments

Speech Impairments

Specific Learning Disabilities

Head Injuries

Psychiatric Disorders

Diabetes

Cancer

AIDS

Examples of Disabilities


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Low visionBlindnessHearing ImpairmentsSpecific Learning DisabilitiesMobility ImpairmentsHealth Impairments


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Low Vision

  • Large print handouts, signs, equipment labels

  • TV monitor connected to microscope to enlarge images

  • Class assignments in electronic format

  • Computer with enlarged screen images

  • Seating where the lighting is best


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Blindness

  • Audio-tape, Braille, or electronic lecture notes, handouts, texts

  • Describe visual aids

  • Raised-line drawings and tactile models of graphic materials

  • Adaptive lab equipment (e.g., tactile timers, talking thermometers, calculators, light probes)

  • Computers with optical character readers, voice output, Braille screen displays, printers


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Hearing Impairments

  • Interpreters, real-time captions, FM systems, note takers

  • Face student when speaking

  • Written assignments, lab instructions, demonstration summaries

  • Visual aids, visual warning systems for lab emergencies

  • Repeat questions and statements from other students

  • Electronic mail


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Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Note takers and/or audio-taped class sessions

  • Extra exam time; alternative testing arrangements

  • Visual, aural, and tactile demonstrations incorporated into instruction

  • Course and lecture outlines

  • Computers with voice output, spelling checkers, grammar checkers


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Mobility Impairments

  • Group assignments, note takers/scribes, lab assistants

  • Extra exam time, alternative testing arrangements

  • Classrooms, labs, field trips in accessible locations

  • Adjustable tables, lab equipment located within reach

  • Class materials in electronic formats

  • Computers with special input devices (e.g., voice, Morse code, alternative keyboards)


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Health Impairments

  • Note takers, audio-taped class sessions

  • Flexible attendance requirements

  • Extra exam time, alternative testing arrangements

  • Assignments in electronic formats

  • Electronic mail


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General Suggestions

  • Syllabus statement

  • Talk with student

  • Select materials early

  • Materials in electronic formats

  • Alternative testing arrangements

  • Use campus services


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Recommended Techniques for Addressing a Variety of Needs:

  • Visual, aural, and tactile demonstrations incorporated into instruction

  • Course and lecture outlines

  • Alternative testing arrangements

  • Addressing behavioral concerns in a

    non-judgmental way

  • Repeat questions and statements from other students

  • Group assignments and labs

  • Flexible attendance requirements

  • Stay consistent with your guidelines


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Student Development CenterServices for Students with Disabilities

  • Pre-admission Counseling

  • Student Learning Profile

  • Reasonable Accommodations

  • Campus and Classroom Accessibility Information

  • Liaison with College Services

  • Self-Advocacy Training

  • Process Tutoring/Learning Strategies

  • Content Tutoring

  • Learning Strategies Series

  • Academic/Career/Transfer Advisement

  • Adaptive Devices/Technology Services

  • Referral to Campus, Community & State Services


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The Language of Disabilities“Positive language empowers. When writing or speaking about people with disabilities it is important to put the person first.”

Handout available on information table


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POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MEET A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY

Handout available on information table


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