Disabilities

Reaching Students With Chronic Illness

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DePaul program focuses on a growing population that needs help (sometimes) and flexibility (all the time).

First-of-Their-Kind Graduates

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Four students with learning and developmental disabilities will earn degrees from Bellevue Community College next week, the first products of an unusual program.

New Initiatives for Disabled Vets

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Rochester Institute of Technology announces program for those with hearing loss, while Michigan State starts new financial aid program for disabled veterans.

How Much Extra Time?

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Another fight over extra time on exams has been temporarily resolved, leaving unanswered the questions of to what extent colleges should grant accommodations to students with learning disabilities -- and who decides what adjustments are appropriate.

Driving Home the Point on Accessibility

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The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on Tuesday released an open letter to colleges expressing concern that some institutions might be “using electronic book readers that are not accessible to students who are blind or have low vision” and warning them that the government will crack down on any institutions that are “requiring” disabled students to use emerging technology that does not comply with federal accessibility laws.

For One, for All

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ORLANDO — When advocates for students with disabilities asked Stephen Rehberg, an associate academic professional at Georgia Tech’s Center of Enhanced Teaching and Learning, to help create workshops to teach science and technology faculty members how better to accommodate disabled students, Rehberg’s answer was simple: “No.”

Blinding Technology of Online Learning

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Will digital education face legal scrutiny for shutting out blind students?

Internal Barriers to Online Expansion

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At a time when online education is seen as both a boon for cash-strapped colleges and universities and a crucial piece of the nation’s access and completion goals, institutions that are being sluggish about growing their online programs have no one to blame but themselves.

Tougher Climate for Test Givers

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In settlement over medical board's failure to accommodate a Yale student with dyslexia, U.S. government heralds impending rules that will prod colleges and testing agencies on rights of disabled test takers.

Elaborating on Online Accessibility

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U.S. Education Department expands on edict to colleges about not shutting out disabled students with technology.

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