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Professor would be "denying access" AND in violation.....

Beverley R. Blake
Valdosta State University

Kitcey, Barbara wrote:

>I don't think the faculty member has a choice in this instance. The law
>provides for accommodations for people who have disabilities that are
>documented properly. From the sound of your email, the student has
>provided the documentation which would certainly fall within the time
>restrictions required by law. Anyone not providing this student
>accommodations would not only be unfair to the student but would be
>breaking the law. Perhaps the student could arrange a separate time to
>take the exam if the instructor is uncomfortable with only one student
>using notes in his class while taking an exam.
>
>
>Barbara Kitcey
>Remediation Specialist
>The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
>420 Boulevard of the Allies
>Pittsburgh, PA 15219
>Tel: (412) 291-6207
>Fax: (412) 263-3715
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lois Martin
>Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:00 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Test Accommodations
>
>Hi, All,
>
>Does anyone have a suggestion for mediating a situation in which faculty
>members are reluctant to allow a student with traumatic brain injury to
>use notes while taking tests and quizzes?
>
>The injury occurred one year and seven months ago, and the report we
>have on file is of an evaluation done approximately five months
>afterward.
>
>On a supplement to our disability accommodation request form, submitted
>in March of this year, the last item under the category "Specific
>Learning
>Disability: Slowed mental processing and short term memory" says, "Use
>of her personal class notes and handouts on quizzes and tests. (No old
>homework or textbooks or old quizzes are to be used.)"
>We are arranging for a note taker in each of her classes.
>
>I appreciate the sharing of your insights.
>
>Lois Martin
>Academic Support Center Director
>Goshen College
>Goshen, IN 46526
>574 - 535 - 7576
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