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Another thought--maybe the professor could require all students to use a
laptop for such a long exam, so that it is easier for him to read--that way
it would not be an accommodation.

Lorraine Lavorata wrote:

> perhaps old age is setting in for me, but can you remind me, why did they
> object to the use of the laptop for the exam? reaganlorraine
> -----Original Message-----
> From: June Crawford
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: 4/3/01 9:13 PM
> Subject: Re: Any advice? - Writing-by-hand difficulties
>
> To Lisa at the Academy:
>    Could your student who will not be allowed to use the laptop for his
> 3.5
> hour exam possibly be allowed to use an AlphaSmart?  It would hold 64
> single-spaced pages in 8 files but it has no other files on it at the
> beginning (the instructor could even check to make sure it has been
> cleared
> if cheating is a concern) so all he would really have is a keyboard to
> use
> that would store his work.  If he can use the computer successfully,
> this
> might be an option.  I am on the road right now, but if you think this
> would
> work, send me a message and I will call you when I return to Washington
> and
> give you the information.
> June Crawford