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Students with disabilities

  1. 1. Students with DisabilitiesHelpful information for your class
  2. 2. DescriptionThe Rehabilitation Act defines a disability as anindividual who has a physical, mental, or learningdisability, which substantially limits one or more majorlife activity(i.e., seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, sitting, standing, breathing, reading, writing, or performingmathematical calculations, and caring for oneself);or who has a record of such impairment; or who isregarded as having such impairment. Both theimpairment and the limitation of a major life activitymust be established to be eligible under the ADA.
  3. 3. Categories Chronic systemic conditions affect  Mobility impairments range from one or more of the systems of the very limited stamina to paralysis of body and include conditions such the lower or upper extremities and as cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and may include conditions such as HIV-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 Learning disabilities refers to include conditions such as significant difficulties in the depression, bipolar disorder, acquisition and use of listening, anxiety disorder, and speaking, reading, writing, schizophrenia. reasoning, and/or mathematical abilities, with the presence of at  Vision disabilities include low vision, least average intelligence. This total blindness, and partial sight includes conditions such as such as impaired field of vision. dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and can be extended to include attention deficit disorder.
  4. 4. Examples of AccommodationsThe following adaptive equipment is available for loanthrough 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
  5. 5. Contact InformationOpen CampusDenise GiarrussoDirector of Services for Students with Disabilities101 West State Street, Room A1020Jacksonville, FL 32202Phone: (904) 632-5007Fax: (904) 633-8110denise.giarrusso@fscj.edu

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