4.14 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where can I find information about Section 504, ADA and ADAA?
The following links may be useful:
- ADA Home Page: http://www.ada.gov/
- ADA Responsibilities for Postsecondary Institutions Questions and Answers: http://www.pacer.org/publications/adaqa/504.asp
- Disability.gov: https://www.disability.gov/
- Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) pamphlet: "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities": http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
- Association on Higher Education and Disability: http://ahead.org/
What if I am failing one of my classes?
Providing accommodations to a student with a disability does not guarantee academic success. The provision of accommodations levels the playing field, so that students with disabilities have the same access to programs and activities as their non-disabled peers. Students with disabilities must be given the equal right to fail, as any other student, as part of their educational experience. Students experiencing academic difficulties are encouraged to contact their faculty members, academic advisor, and their OSWD counselor for assistance.
I am receiving notes, but I have missed most of the classes. Can I still get these notes?
Students with disabilities must attend classes in order to receive Note Taking Services assistance. Their accommodation does not excuse their absences.