Disability

Berkeley agrees to do more to help disabled students do homework and research

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Berkeley agrees to make it easier for students with disabilities to do homework and research in a settlement that may be eyed across the country by advocates and university officials alike.

Job ads' 'physical demands' raise eyebrows

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Faculty advocates and disability law experts question physical requirements included in many of Azusa Pacific University's job ads.

Disability studies scholars present accessibility guidelines

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A coalition of disability studies scholars formulate guidelines to help publishers produce accessible books.

Judge orders medical college to accommodate deaf student

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Three court rulings in the last year have given students with disabilities victories -- and rejected the idea that being deaf or blind makes it impossible to pursue a career in health professions.

Iowa Supreme Court says chiropractic college discriminated against blind student

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Iowa Supreme Court rules that chiropractic college cannot reject a student's request to meet requirements for analyzing X-rays through a reader.

Law school group agrees to stop flagging scores of students who get extra time due to disabilities

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Law school group settles suit by Justice Department by agreeing to no longer identify test-takers who receive extra time due to a disability -- and to streamline process of getting extra time.

Court orders university to defend rejection of applicant with Crohn's disease

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Federal appeals panel orders Ohio State to defend accusations that it rejected a candidate for a Ph.D. program because she has Crohn's disease.

U.S. judge orders Creighton medical school to provide specific services to deaf student

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Federal judge orders Creighton medical school to provide specific accommodations -- different from those it offered -- to hearing impaired student.

Faculty responsible for making online materials accessible for disabled students

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Lawyers and a disability rights advocate stressed that faculty members must be proactive rather than reactive in making sure their online courses and materials are accessible for students with disabilities.

Disability rights advocates and publishers push for national standards for ed tech materials

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Disability rights advocates and publishers want Congress to help create a national standard to make sure disabled students are not left behind by inaccessible higher ed technologies. 

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