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Policies & Procedure Manual: Definitions


A reasonable accommodation is any modification or change in the educational environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to have equal educational opportunities. This term may include:

1. Making existing facilities and programs readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities;
2. Relocating classrooms, developing alternative testing procedures, providing educational auxiliary aids, readers, note takers, interpreters, etc; and
3. Altering or substituting specific courses, major/minor programs, and/or general education or degree requirements.

An individual with a disability is any person who has a physical or mental impairment, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having an impairment which limits one or more major life activities, such as self-care, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing and working on a temporary or permanent basis.

Next section: Physical or Mental Impairment