Accomodating students with
It also may be possible for a student to present a tape containing the oral examination response.A test should ultimately measure a student's achievements and not the extent of the disability.No aid or service will be useful unless it is successful in equalizing the opportunity for a particular student with a disability to participate in the education program or activity.Not all students with a similar disability benefit equally from an identical auxiliary aid or service.A student may need an auxiliary aid or service in order to successfully complete a course exam.This may mean that a student be allowed to give oral rather than written answers.
An issue that is often misunderstood by postsecondary officials and students is the provision of personal aids and services.
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.
In the past, she would stay up late every night to complete the readings and she received additional time on essay exams.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) similarly states that personal services are not required to be provided.
Postsecondary schools are not obligated to provide personal services relating to certain individual academic activities.