STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: PREPARING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

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					Students in class

                    People at work using
                        computers
 Requesting Services
 Advocacy
 Parental Role Changes
 Confidentiality
 Documenting Disability
 Free Appropriate Public Education
  vs. Access
 Meeting Admissions Criteria
Equal access to all programs,
curriculums, and services is
required
Essential degree or course
components will not be altered
   Student must self-identify and request services
   Specialist in disability area documents
    disability
   Each college has specific documentation
    guidelines
   Documentation of student’s limitations must
    support requested accommodations
   Disability Services approves accommodations
 Personal  care
 Transportation
 Mobility around campus
 Reading/writing for homework
 Therapy
 Personal items
   Make sure the students’ documentation
    and assessments are current
   Be prepared to explain their diagnoses
   Understand how the disability impacts
    their learning
   Be comfortable talking about their
    disability
   Develop self advocacy skills
    ◦ Communicate early with instructors
    ◦ Discuss accommodations with
      instructors
    ◦ Utilize community and college
       resources
 Know which accommodations
  appropriate for you
 Explore the variety of
  accommodations that are available
 Learn to use appropriate Assistive
  Technology programs
Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Services for the Blind
Division of Services for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing
Disability Services at colleges you
are considering
 How can I arrange a campus tour?
 What majors are offered?
 What is the typical class size?




                     Students talking
 What   academic support services
  are available to all students?
 What are the admissions
  standards?
 If a course was waived for me in
  high school, how does that affect
  my admission?
How do I register for services?
What documentation do you
need?
How do you provide services?
What assistive technology do
you have?
How do you serve students who
need note taking assistance?
What are your typical
accommodations?
What format do you use for textbooks?
How do disability issues affect
schedule planning?
Do you have a course substitution
policy?
Do you have a flexible attendance
policy?
Individual skill set
Prior AT knowledge
Visual and Physical Ability
Life experiences (Adventitiously
or Congenital Visual Impairment)
Level of acceptance
Level of Independence
What accommodations and AT services
are available?
What software and equipment is
available on campus?
Where is the software and equipment
located?
What are some financial resources to aid in
the purchase of AT for personal use?
Is there an AT Specialist at the College?
Knowledge of the Internet
Accessing Courses Using AT
Seated-Classes, Hybrid, Continuing,
and Distance Education Courses
Alternative Testing
Accessing Materials in Alternative
Format
                       Document Reader Software
                       Braille Translator Software
                       Voice-Recognition
                       Software
                       Math Processing Software
                       Flat Bed Scanners
Assistive Technology
Screen Reader Software
Magnification Software
Tape Recorders
Talking Calculators
Magnifiers/Cameras/CCTVs
                           CCTV
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
  AND YOU AT WORK

After completion of a degree, consider
consulting these agencies for assistance
in the workforce:
 The Company’s Human Resources
 Division of Services for the Blind (DSB)
 Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
 Governor’s Advocacy Council
 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Terrie
 My motivation and determination
 Social Worker
 DSB Counselor
 Services for the Blind Rehab
  Center
 Rehabilitation  Center for the Blind
 Instructors at the Rehabilitation
  Center
 Disability Support Services
 Internal Desire
                                Fear
                                Low self-esteem
                                New environment
                                 ◦ School
                                 ◦ Home
                                Develop New Habits
                                 ◦ Self Advocacy Skills
                                 ◦ Study Skills
                                 ◦ Money Management
A man jumping over hurdles       ◦ Time Management
                REFERENCES
Walker, Mary. H. (2003). Legal Aspects of Students with
Disabilities in Higher Education: Differences Between the
Secondary and Post-Secondary Setting. NCAHEAD
Conference, Boone, NC.

(U.S. Access Board, Electronic and Information Technology
Accessibility Standards 36 CFR Part 1194 § 1194.4
Definitions. [Published in the Federal Register on December
21, 2000]. (May 04 2001). Retrieved December 10, 2004, from
http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/standards.htm

				
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