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ERIC Number: ED400640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-12
Pages: 31
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Perceptions of Classroom Accommodations among College Students with Disabilities.
Elacqua, Tina C.; And Others
A survey of 37 college students with various disabilities was conducted to assess their perceptions of the accommodation process at a medium-sized midwestern university. Students were interviewed about particular accommodations requested and positive and negative aspects of the accommodation process. They also provided quantitative information on: (1) perceptions of classroom accommodation requests; (2) perceived instrumentality of classroom accommodations to enable students to achieve personal and academic objectives; (3) availability of information regarding support and referral services; and (4) overall satisfaction with classroom accommodations. The survey found that the majority of students felt satisfied with the accommodations they received and felt they were familiar with the referral procedures and support services available, but they felt that professors were not familiar with their disabilities or available services. The students felt that requesting a classroom accommodation was stressful. The report stresses the need for inservice training about students with disabilities in higher education. The interview form is appended. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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