Educational access is the provision of classroom accommodations, auxiliary aids and services, and accessible technology to ensure equal educational opportunities for all students regardless of disability. Creating equal educational opportunities is a collaborative effort between the student, the faculty member, and Disability Resources.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, protect students with disabilities from discrimination that may occur as a result of misconceptions, attitudinal barriers, and/or failure of the institution to provide appropriate accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services.
Examples of accommodations and auxiliary aids include, but are not limited to: qualified interpreters, note takers, extra time for exams, and educational materials in alternate format (i.e. Braille, audio, electronic format, enlarged print).
Principles of ACCESS
Faculty Have The Right To:
Faculty Have The Responsibility To:
Students Have The Right To:
Students Have The Responsibility To:
Disability Resources Rights:
Disability Resources Responsibilities:
This publication was developed by Patricia Carlton, Jennifer Hertzfeld, and Ann Yurcisn and was funded by the U.S. Department of Education under project #F738322
Reproduced here with the permission of The George Washington University HEATH Resource Center
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