First published in the September 2011 issue of Disability Compliance for Higher Education, available electronically to current subscribers at publication.
When it comes to career-oriented programs like those in the health care fields, having detailed technical standards can help you explain to new students what will be required of them. That will also help students with disabilities think about what accommodations they may need to succeed in a program and whether they can gain any benefit from it.
Not having those technical standards in place can set students up for failure. That’s why it’s so important that you work with academic leaders to ensure detailed technical standards exist.
Learn how you serve as a resource and offer academic leaders help writing technical standards to ensure that students with disabilities who can participate in programs with accommodations get that chance in the full article in the September issue, available electronically to current subscribers at publication.
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