ERIC Number: ED207382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
Everything You Wanted to Know About Handicapped Students (And Were Not Afraid to Ask).
Wilkinson, Rosalyn, Ed.
Information for faculty members of the State University of New York, Buffalo, is presented to provide assistance in making accommodations for the handicapped student in the academic courses and programs. The primary objective of the university is to eliminate competitive disadvantages for the handicapped. A summary statement and excerpts from Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are presented to clarify the university's responsibilities. The university is not required nor encouraged to lower academic standards or alter degree requirements for the handicapped students. However, depending on the student's handicapping condition, the university may be required to: extend the time allowed for the handicapped student to earn a degree, or substitute one elective course for another; modify teaching methods and examinations to permit the handicapped student full participation in a degree program; and provide taped texts or other academic aids as may be necessary for the handicapped student if they are not available from other community rehabilitation resources. Teaching strategies for the faculty for the following conditions are examined: deaf and hearing impaired, the less visibly handicapped students, the blind and visually impaired, and the mobility and dexterity impaired students. Specialized academic aids that are available from the Office of Services for the Handicapped at the University are defined, and organizations that serve as resources at the campus, local community, and national levels are identified in terms of name, address, telephone number, and contact persons. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Audiovisual Aids, Blindness, College Students, Deafness, Disabilities, Educational Resources, Federal Legislation, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Student Needs, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
State University of New York, Office of Services for the Handicapped, 149 Goodyear Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214 (limited quantities available free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)