Perceptions of Disability Services and Students with Disabilities

Hayes, Erich
January 2008
Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2008, p1
Conference Paper
There has been a substantial increase in the number of students with disabilities attending institutions of higher education. Universities and colleges are required by the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to accommodate students with disabilities to ensure that they have equal access to any degree program that they are otherwise qualified for. This requirement creates opportunities as well as challenges for university administrators. The implementation of accommodations for people with physical disabilities and a better understanding of the abilities of people with cognitive disabilities and how to accommodate these students have resulted in the increase in students with disabilities continuing their education. My research project is a quantitative survey based analysis of what the university community knows and thinks about the Office of Disability Services, ADA accommodations, and students with disabilities. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript


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