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Lee, Barbara A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Data collected by the US Department of Education in 2008 indicate that US colleges and universities enrolled 707,000 students with disabilities, divided roughly equally between public and private institutions. The survey found that 31 percent of these students reported learning disabilities, 18 percent ADD or ADHD, 15 percent mental illness or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Banerjee, Manju; Gregg, Noel – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2008
Unprecedented increases in the use of technologies throughout postsecondary education and the workplace are redefining traditional concepts of accessibility during testing for college students with learning disabilities. High stakes testing practices are under pressure to change. The challenge for professionals is to ensure that tests are designed…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Testing Accommodations, College Students, Learning Disabilities
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Martinez-Marrero, Isandra; Estrada-Hernandez, Noel – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2008
Professionals in the field of education emphasize post-secondary education as "the other transition" for students with disabilities. Although literature is accumulating about the integration and use of assistive technologies (AT) for students with disabilities in educational settings, greater emphasis has been placed on K-12 than…
Descriptors: College Students, Written Language, Language Impairments, Educational Technology
Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC), Rochester Institute of Technology, 2005
This issue of "NETAC Networks" highlights the following: (1) A snapshot of life in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Karen Brin); (2) Upcoming events by state; (3) Convert television captions to web-streaming formats; (4) I.D.E.A. reauthorized; (5) Vermont Career Day 2004 (Janet Dickinson); (6) Eye on the prize (Jane Jarrow); (7) Promoting…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, College Students, Assistive Technology
Keefe, Barbara, Comp. – PEPNet-Northeast, 2002
Distance learning is the separation of teacher and student by time and space. Rapid advances in communications technology have allowed distance learning to become one of the fastest-growing trends in higher education. College courses are being delivered across a highway that is global in scope. Today, two thirds of the 4,000 accredited colleges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Deafness, Web Sites
Jordan, Beth – PEPNet-Northeast, 2001
When a student who has both a vision and a hearing loss registers to take a course, each component of the course will need to be reviewed to determine if the student requires accommodations, e.g. syllabus, handouts, overheads or other AV materials, exams, and paper assignments. There is not a formula for addressing these needs because students who…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Teaching Styles, Deaf Blind