ERIC Number: ED404827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Accommodating Students with Disabilities: A Practical Guide for the Faculty.
Chang, Moon K.; And Others
This guide is designed to assist university professors in making decisions on their instructional planning and delivery by expanding and refining their repertoire of accommodations for their students with visual and hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and learning disabilities. Part 1 suggests a five-step procedure for making decisions on providing accommodations to students with disabilities. Steps include identifying individual needs, matching student needs with accommodations, implementing the accommodation plan, evaluating outcomes of accommodations, and utilizing the outcome. Part 2 presents accommodations not involving specialized materials and devices for students with different types of disabilities. Testing accommodations for students with disabilities are also addressed. Part 3 lists materials and devices that are not readily available to professors for their classes but have a high impact on accommodations. Short descriptions of these materials and devices are presented. Personal computer access problems and modifications to make the computer accessible to students with disabilities are also discussed. Appendix A includes Internet addresses of resource organizations and Appendix B provides examples of specialized materials and devices for accommodating disabilities. (Contains 62 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Media Adaptation, Physical Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Univ., Montgomery. Coll. of Education.; Alabama Univ., Birmingham. Coll. of Medicine.
Note: For a related document, see EC 305 347.