Accomodating students with
Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require that the provision of services be based on a student's disability and not on such other criteria as nationality.
Yes, an institution must provide services to students with disabilities who may need assistance in filling out aid applications or other forms.
If the student requesting assistance is still in the process of being evaluated to determine eligibility for an auxiliary aid or service, help with this paperwork by the institution is mandated in the interim.
Yes, students with disabilities who are auditing classes or who otherwise are not working for a degree must be provided auxiliary aids and services to the same extent as students who are in a degree-granting program.
For example, readers may be provided for classroom use but institutions are not required to provide readers for personal use or for help during individual study time.Psychology programs are not required to provide the most sophisticated auxiliary aids and services available; however, they must effectively meet the needs of a student with a disability.They should be selected after consultation with the student who will use them.She found the extra exam time to be helpful, but as she progressed in her program, reading assignments become longer, and program requirements become more intensive, she had a difficult time keeping up with her work despite her extra efforts. C was stressed and exhausted, and decided to ask her professors for additional accommodations.
She explained her situation and requested additional time on written assignments and access to lecture materials in advance to facilitate note-taking.She enjoyed the “hands-on” face-to-face work with clients, and she understood the lectures well, but she struggled with required readings, note-taking during class, conducting literature reviews, taking written exams and completing papers on time.