|Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 states: "No otherwise qualified
handicapped individual in the United States...shall
solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits
of, or be subjected to discrimination under
any program or activity receiving federal
financial assistance." The Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) extends some
of the provisions of Section 504.
|A student with
a documented disability of any kind (physical,
emotional, learning, etc.) who will need
accommodations in the classroom or with
a course should contact Andrea C. Agnew,
Director of Disabled Student Services, Student
Center 270, (251) 460-7213, or the class
instructors prior to the first day of class.
Questions relating to accessibility should
be directed to Mr. Tom Herbert, Maintenance
Building 328, (251) 460-6121.
mandate "reasonable accommodation"
for learning disabled students in the same
way that they mandate curb cuts and ramped
entrances to classroom buildings for physically
disabled students. Examples of accommodations
could include time extensions for exams
or outside of classroom testing. Students
are responsible for meeting with instructors
to discuss the accommodations needed, but
are not required to disclose the nature
of the disability, as this information is