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ERIC Number: EJ844632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Accommodations and Universal Design: Supporting Access to Assessments in Higher Education
Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Johnstone, Christopher
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v19 n2 p163-172 Fall 2006
Because of recent legislative mandates, students with disabilities have unprecedented opportunities to attend institutions of higher education. Access to instruction and assessment is provided through the use of reasonable accommodations. However, such accommodations are legally and procedurally complex. This article addresses the legal and procedural evidence required to receive testing accommodations. In addition, we discuss procedures for supporting student needs by applying the principles of universal design to assessments. By changing assessment practices to include support structures for all students, access to higher education can be promoted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)