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  • Kelly As the push for open education & use of technology progresses, so does our need to consider various learners & accesibility
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  • Dd Ex: break down assignments, use planner & break down dates, record themselves reading notes out loud, wear a brim hat for low vision if bothered by glare, color coding for organization, graph paper or wide lined paper for handwriting issues, clutter free space, white noise, set a timer to get up & walk around, work standing, etc.
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    1. 1. I received an accommodation notice… Now what??? Office of College-wide Disability Services Kelly Hermann Director and Danielle Dottolo College-wide Disability Specialist
    2. 2. Reasonable Accommodations <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>any change to a classroom environment or task that permits a qualified student with a disability to participate in the classroom process, to perform the essential tasks of the class, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of class participation equal to those enjoyed by students without disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>A legally mandated change that addresses challenges presented by the disability and creates an equitable opportunity for task completion or environmental access . </li></ul>
    3. 3. Reasonable Accommodations <ul><li>An accommodation does not guarantee success for a student.  It does offer a level playing field for students with disabilities and allows them equal access to the course.  The level of success achieved is up to the student as it is with all students and is not determined or elevated by accommodations. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Reasonable Accommodations <ul><li>Reasonable accommodation does not include academic adjustments that would fundamentally alter the nature, essential requirements or academic standards of the program. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Confidentiality <ul><li>Family Education Record Privacy Act (FERPA) </li></ul><ul><li>Asking Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Info with Others </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis vs. Barriers/Limitations </li></ul>
    6. 6. Common Accommodations at ESC <ul><ul><li>Extended time for individual assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incomplete </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is there a difference? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I obligated to provide? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Common Accommodations at ESC <ul><li>More frequent instructor/student contact </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean? </li></ul><ul><li>What doesn’t it mean? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Print Issues <ul><li>Students with various disabilities may have difficulties reading standard print documents. What does this mean for instructors? </li></ul><ul><li>Emailing handouts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difference between accessible PDF & inaccessible PDF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time needed to obtain alternative texts </li></ul>
    9. 9. What accommodations DON’T we provide? <ul><li>Personal equipment or technology </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, the office does not fund software, laptops, computers, or personal assistive technology to be used in the student’s home. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend VESID or local Office of Vocational Rehabilitation </li></ul>
    10. 10. Should I be accommodating temporary disabilities? <ul><li>Acute health issues or injuries require and qualify for the same accommodation request process as for students with a long term or permanent disability.  </li></ul><ul><li>The difference is that in temporary situations, a medical professional determines an end date for the accommodation implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Refer the student to CDL Student Services for accommodation request </li></ul>
    11. 11. Technology Issues <ul><li>White board – Angel online office hours </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube – Captioning of videos </li></ul><ul><li>MP3, audio files – need transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate – some accessibility issues </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Design </li></ul><ul><li>Think about accessibility and usability to all learners when using technology! </li></ul>
    12. 12. Resources <ul><li>Disability Services website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CDL Student Services staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>X2300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office of College-wide Disability Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kelly Hermann x2544 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Danielle Dottolo x2526 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Don’t be afraid to get </li></ul><ul><li>CREATIVE </li></ul><ul><li>with a student! </li></ul>