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University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center

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  1. University of KentuckyDisability Resource Center First Thursday Meeting Presentation 1 March 2012

  2. Disability Resource Center DRC Website: www.uky.edu/drc Jake Karnes Director Leisa Pickering, Ph.D. Susan Fogg Learning Disorders Consultant Accommodations Consultant Lindsay Jansen Julia Kovalic Accommodated Testing Coord. Staff Assistant Jo Stewart Kentucky Office for the Blind Program Coordinator: Accessible Textbook Services

  3. What are our legal responsibilities? • Post-secondary institutions cannot exclude, deny, or discriminate against otherwise qualified individualson the basis of their disability. • Post-secondary institutions are required to make reasonable accommodations in academic requirements to ensure that those requirements are not discriminating. • Post-secondary institutions may deny a requested accommodation if it would: • Fundamentally alter the program • Lower standards • Be unduly burdensome financially or administratively Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Amendments Act, 2008)

  4. Role of the Disability Resource Center To support and advocate for equal access for students with documented disabilities. To respect the integrity and academic standards of curriculum. To protect the University from liability due to discrimination. ____________/___________/______________ DISCRIMINATION EQUAL ACCESS UNFAIR ADVANTAGE

  5. Who are our students? FALL 2010 DATA 224 Freshman 211 Sophomore 233 Junior 280 Senior 13 Undergrad Non-degree 59 Masters 53 Doctoral Professional 39 Doctoral Research 12 Graduate Non-degree 1,125 TOTAL

  6. Data Comparisons Fall 2005 to Fall 2010

  7. Disability Categories Fall 2010 59 Mobility Impaired 34 Visually Impaired 31 Hearing Impaired 113 Chronic Health 128 Temporary 563 ADHD 248 Psych/Emotional 243 Learn Disability 58 Neurological 1,253 TOTAL

  8. What Services Do We Provide?

  9. Disability Resource Center Campus Connections

  10. Accommodations Provided

  11. Flexibility with Attendance* • Is class attendance truly essential to the course? • Consider the following questions: • Is the absence a direct result of the student’s disability? • Does the faculty member consider attendance an essential aspect of the course? • Does the course reasonably meet one or more of the criteria? • Is there classroom interaction? • Are student contributions a significant component of the learning process? • Is student participation as an essential method of learning? • Does a student’s absence affect the educational experience of OTHER students? • What does the course description or syllabus say? • What is the method by which the final course grade is calculated? • What are classroom practices and policies regarding attendance? • Is the attendance policy equally applied? * Based on Office of Civil Rights Guidelines

  12. Books in Alternate Format

  13. Assistive Technology on Campus

  14. Students with Learning Disabilities Who Received Course Substitutions

  15. Recommended Course Substitutions MATH AREAS Univ Studies Program FOREIGN LANGUAGE Univ Studies Program vs. Arts & Sciences

  16. Accommodated Exams Supported by the Disability Resource Center5 Year Summary

  17. Fall 2011 Accommodated Exams Requested By Department

  18. Questions/DiscussionDRC Website: www.uky.edu/drc