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Rights and Responsibilities

Everyone has both rights and responsibilities. In the case of the inclusion of students with disabilities in postsecondary activities, faculty members have the right to require that students demonstrate knowledge and skills essential to the course content. On the other hand, qualified students with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodations. This area of The Faculty Room clarifies the rights and responsibilities of faculty, campus services, and students with disabilities. Much of the content is duplicated in other publications, training materials, and web pages published by DO-IT. It includes six sections:

  • Background - Key issues that define the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities and postsecondary institutions.

  • Legal Issues - Key legislation that applies to the inclusion of students with disabilities in postsecondary programs.

  • Typical Campus Policies and Procedures - How specific campuses address the needs of students with disabilities.

  • Case Study - Examples of how instructors have worked with postsecondary students with disabilities.

  • FAQs - Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in postsecondary classes.

  • Resources - Resources to help postsecondary educators more fully understand their rights and responsibilities as well as those of students with disabilities.