Students with Disabilities Helpful information for your class
DescriptionThe Rehabilitation Act defines a disability as anindividual who has a physical, mental, or learningdisability, which substantially limits one or moremajor life activity(i.e., seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, sitting, standing, breathing, reading, writing, or performingmathematical calculations, and caring for oneself); orwho has a record of such impairment; or who isregarded as having such impairment.Both the impairment and the limitation of a major lifeactivity must be established to be eligible under theADA.
Categories• Chronic systemic conditions • Mobility impairments range from affect one or more of the systems of very limited stamina to paralysis of the the body and include conditions such lower or upper extremities and may as cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and HIV- include conditions such as AIDS. arthritis, back disorders, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and• Hearing disabilities can range from neuromuscular disorders. students who have difficulty hearing, have lost hearing in one • Psychiatric disabilities refer to a ear, or are completely deaf. diagnosis of a mental disorder from a licensed professional and may include• Learning disabilities refers to conditions such as depression, bipolar significant difficulties in the disorder, anxiety disorder, and acquisition and use of schizophrenia. listening, speaking, reading, writing, r easoning, and/or mathematical • Vision disabilities include low abilities, with the presence of at least vision, total blindness, and partial average intelligence. This includes sight such as impaired field of vision. conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and can be extended to include attention deficit disorder.
Examples of AccommodationsThe following adaptive equipment is available forloan through the College OSSD.• Tape Recorders• Assistive Listening Devices and FM Systems• Dictionary Spell-Checkers• Talking Dictionary Spell-Checkers• Calculators• Talking Calculators• Specialized Keyboards• Victor Readers (used with audio books)• Magnifiers
Contact InformationOpen CampusDenise GiarrussoDirector of Services for Students with Disabilities101 West State Street, Room A1020Jacksonville, FL 32202Phone: (904) 632-5007Fax: (904) firstname.lastname@example.org
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