Background

The following areas of The Conference Room outline key issues regarding the rights and responsibilities of staff serving students with disabilities and those of the students themselves. Reviewed in this section are data regarding students with disabilities, accommodation issues versus universal design, and information for and about those involved with providing accommodations.

  • Statistics
    Data regarding postsecondary students with disabilities.
  • Stakeholders
    Key information for faculty, administrators, and staff supporting students with disabilities in postsecondary education.
  • Why Accommodate?
    Reasons supporting the provision of academic accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Accommodations vs. Universal Design
    Description of universal design strategies compared to the provision of specific academic accommodations, and the need for both.