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ERIC Number: EJ829639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Removing Barriers to Learning: A Primer
Byrnes, MaryAnn
Principal Leadership, v9 n3 p34-37 Nov 2008
A primer about student accommodations is presented. An accommodation is an adjustment to an activity or a setting that removes a barrier that is caused by a disability so that the person with the disability can have access equal to that of a person without a disability. An accommodation does not guarantee success or a specific level of performance. Appropriate accommodations help a student with a disability demonstrate what he or she knows and can do. Furthermore, researchers say that accommodations create a level playing field for students with a disability. Well-chosen accommodations provide students with disabilities with fair, equal access to educational activities. An appropriate accommodation does not excuse a student from expectations; it permits the student to participate equitably and demonstrate knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)