Accommodating students with
Accommodations are determined on an individual basis.SSD believes that the student is the most valuable resource for determining what accommodations enable the student to succeed.The two primary pieces of legislation that place obligations on Universities include Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.Both require access beyond architectural barriers to include accommodations providing equal access to all aspects of recreational and academic opportunities. On this page you will find information and links to information that we hope will help you serve students with disabilities better.
Adults with dyscalculia experience various debilitating problems in handling daily math functions.
By working together we can ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of higher education.
Return to Top Following the enactment of legislation requiring institutions of higher education to provide access to students, Colleges and Universities have experienced significant increases in the enrollment of students with disabilities.
In fact, a learning disability is a lifelong condition that affects every aspect of one's daily activities.
Although many definitions of the term exist, the Interagency Committee on Learning Disabilities' definition, as accepted by the National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, will be used as a framework in this article."Learning disabilities is a generic term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities, or of social skills.
Specifically, Section 504 provides that:"No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States...