Understanding disability accommodations in a postsecondary setting

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Tamayose, Aaron B.
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
The project presents an overview of postsecondary disability accommodations and an insider’s guide for providing these services. With an influx of students with documented disabilities attending postsecondary, faculty are required to accommodate to enhance the students’ academic success. There is ambiguity when providing accommodations for students with disabilities, and often a discrepancy in understanding the need for, and responsibilities of, service provision at the faculty level (Harrison & Wolforth, 2012; Mullins & Preyde, 2013). Therefore, this project addresses the knowledge gap, provides insights into the nature of disabilities, and provides recommendations for faculty. This project is split into two parts: first a literature review on the theoretical foundations of the disability accommodation; and second, a manuscript focused on An Insider’s Guide for Supporting Postsecondary Students with Disabilities. It is anticipated that this project will enhance understanding of disability accommodations in postsecondary and will minimize ambiguity for faculty members.
disability , student supports , faculty , accommodations , postsecondary , education , higher learning , College students with disabilities , College students with disabilities -- Services for , People with disabilities -- Education (Higher) , Disability studies , Universities and colleges -- Faculty