ERIC Number: ED250981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
A University Handbook on Disabilities.
Johnson, Virginia G., Ed.; Schlessinger, Rashelle, Ed.
Accommodations that can aid in the learning process for disabled students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania are outlined in this handbook funded by the college's Affirmative Action Committee. Objectives of the guide are: to define and describe the major disabilities (hearing impairment, learning disability, mobility impairment, speech impairment, and visual impairment); to identify the major problems that disabled students encounter during the academic semester; to outline disabled student responsibilities for making teachers aware of problems that their disability will cause for them in the class; and to suggest changes that may be made by faculty to accommodate the special needs of disabled students. For each disability, accommodations for the classroom and for testing are suggested. Guidelines for faculty and for disabled students are also included for each type of disability. In addition, a bibliography of sources that contain information about disabilities and dealing with disabilities is provided, along with a glossary. Appendices also include: a request form for testing alternatives, a statement of Clarion University's policy for relocation of classes and miscellaneous adjustments, and information on the accessibility of specific academic facilities at Clarion University. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), College Planning, College Students, Guidelines, Guides, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Speech Handicaps, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania.