ERIC Number: ED339290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
Accommodating a Student with a Disability: Suggestions for Faculty.
Hill, Jennifer Leigh
This handbook provides information for University of Victoria faculty that will assist in the process of accommodating students with disabilities in the classroom or the laboratory. The focus of the handbook is on ways that instructors can modify the learning environment to facilitate learning for these groups, and it is divided into sections based on the common condition found for a particular disability. The handbook begins with a general discussion concerning students with disabilities and presents general guidelines to assist faculty and staff to determine what accommodations are best for facilitating disabled students' learning in each individual case. Next, information is presented about the school's available support services: student and ancillary services; counseling services; and health services. Discussions concern accommodating students who exhibit the following disabilities: visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech and language impairment, learning disability, physical impairment (e.g., the student with epilepsy), chronic health problems (e.g., the student with diabetes), and psychiatric disability. Appendices include the University of Victoria Senate Statement on Quality Teaching and Learning, the University of Victoria Policy on Access by the Disabled to University Services and Facilities, and a section of a university report involving students with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Contains 27 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Victoria Univ. (British Columbia).
Identifiers: Canada; University of Victoria BC