Are postsecondary institutions required to transport a student with a mobility impairment to a remote field site?

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If the institution is providing transportation for other students in the class, then it is typically expected that it provide transportation for a student who has a mobility impairment as well. Ideally, that transportation is provided for everyone in the same way (e.g., renting an accessible bus that provides accessible space for a student in a wheelchair as well as for other students). If a field site is not accessible or accessible transportation is not available to the student with a mobility impairment, the instructor is encouraged to consult with staff at the campus disability service office regarding options.

For more information regarding students with disabilities in fieldwork, consult the DO-IT Knowledge Base articles How do I accommodate a student in fieldwork? and What are reasonable accommodations for students with mobility impairments when field work sites are not physically accessible?

Last update or review: May 14, 2014