Based on current practice in the profession, a REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION is any change in an educational environment that effectively and appropriately enables an individual with a disability to have equal educational opportunities to participate in programs and activities.
- Making existing facilities and programs used by students readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities,
- Relocating classes,
- Providing appropriate arrangements for exams, and
- Providing educational auxiliary aids, readers or interpreters.
An accommodation is NOT reasonable if it:
- Poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or
- Requires a substantial change to an essential element of course curricula or a substantial alteration in the manner in which services are offered or provided for non-disabled students, or
- Poses an undue financial or administrative burden, or
- Is requested for personal use, such as attendant care, personal coaches, aids for personal care of the student or equipment of a personal nature.
Reasonable accommodations are intended only to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate and benefit. Reasonable accommodations do not guarantee success or prevent failure for the student’s academic program. Standards do not have to be lowered nor do essential requirements need to be waived to allow students with disabilities to participate.
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