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What are Reasonable Academic Adjustments, Auxiliary Aids

and/or Services?

 

A reasonable academic adjustment is an academic modification or adjustment that minimizes or eliminates the impact of a disability, allowing the individual to gain equal access and have an equal opportunity to participate in the University's courses, programs, services, activities, and  facilities.

 

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 dictates that an institution must make reasonable academic adjustments, provide auxiliary aids and/or services for those individuals with a qualified disability who self identify. To determine reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids and/or services, ODS will seek current documentation of the student’s disorder/impairment, as well as information from appropriate University personnel regarding   essential standards for courses, programs,  services, activities, and facilities.

 

A reasonable academic adjustment is one that does not require a substantial change in the curriculum or alteration of any essential elements or functions of the course, program,   service, or activity. Academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services are determined on a case-by-case basis and course–by-course basis.