Disability Resouces - St. Petersburg College

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Explain the Americans with Disabilities Act as
Amended and its impact on the college
Explain why we provide accommodations
Explain how faculty should respond to a
request for accommodations
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Full implementation March 2011
States that the definition of disability shall be
construed in favor of broad coverage of
individuals, to the maximum extent permitted
by the ADA
Expands the definition of “major life activity”
to include additional activities. Also changes
the law to allow that limitation of only one
major life activity can be considered a
disability
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Any person who
Has a physical or mental impairment which
substantially limits one or more major life
activity
Has a record of such an impairment, or
Is regarded as having such an impairment
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It is easier for a student to qualify as an
individual with a disability
Documentation requirements have changed –
a comprehensive interview with the student
may be enough to document disability –
previously needed specific documentation
from a third party professional
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The Office of Civil Rights and Department of
Justice will be looking more closely at us for
compliance
It will be easier for a student to file a
grievance and to win his/her case than in
previous years
2012-2013
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1,282
Autism
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Mental/Psychological
Physical
Specific Learning Disorder
Speech/Language
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual
Other
20
45
316
106
606
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12
56
108
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With more emphasis on technology, e.g.
online application and registration, use of
websites, etc. an increasing number of
students require special assistance
The college is focusing efforts on accessibility
for all students in the design and
development of technology uses
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In the past few years there have been several
lawsuits brought to the Department of Justice
regarding inaccessible technology, especially
by the National Federation of the Blind
Florida State University was fined $ 150,000
for inaccessible math courses and Penn State
University was given a year to make all their
processes accessible
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Campus DR Specialist will assign
accommodations based on student’s
disability
Student will present accommodation sheet to
Instructor at the beginning of the semester
Instructor may discuss how to provide
accommodations with student but may not
ask the student the nature of his or her
disability
St. Petersburg College
Student With Disabilities Accommodation Sheet
This information is CONFIDENTIAL. It is important that the instructor not disclose this information in any way to other students, faculty, potential
employers, or anyone else without the student’s written permission.
Student Name:
Student No.:
Phone:
Major:
Session:
Year:
Course:
Based on the documentation provided by a qualified professional, this student has been approved for and may request the accommodations listed
below. The student should ask the instructor for a private meeting before or after class in order to discuss the use of the accommodation.
Please consult the Learning Specialist if any questions arise.
Note: Accommodations provided by St. Petersburg College may not be allowed by State Boards. Please inquire directly when registering for any
outside testing.
Classroom
Tape recorder
Note taker
Use of calculator
Seating in front
Modified furniture
Time extension for in-class assignments
Seating near exit
Classroom assistant w LS approval
Interpreter/C-print w LS approval
Use of spellchecker,
when appropriate
Copy of visual presentations
when available
Adaptive equipment:
Testing
1 ½ time
Reader or audio
scribe
Double time
Private room
Adaptive equipment
Use of word processor in place
of handwritten essay
Write-on test copy
Calculator
Formula/sample cards
Math only
Other
Large-print test
Short segment testing, where possible
Reduced distraction area
Other
Tutor (if available)
Allow student to volunteer a response, or arrange signal before requesting response from the student.
Allow oral, tape or project work in place of written, when possible.
Additional Information:
Student may need to leave the room periodically. Due to disability, student may be absent from class. These
absences are to be discussed with Instructor and are at the discretion of the Instructor
St. Petersburg College
Students with Disabilities Accommodation Sheet
E –Campus Online Courses
This information is CONFIDENTIAL. It is important that the instructor not disclose this information in
any way to other students, faculty, potential employers, or anyone else without the student’s written
permission.
Student Name:
Student No.
Student Phone:
Session:
Based on the documentation provided by a qualified professional, this student has been approved for
and may request accommodations listed below. The student is responsible to email the Instructor
this accommodation sheet and to make arrangements for any needed assistance in advance.
Please consult the Learning Specialist if any questions arise.
Note: Accommodations provided by St. Petersburg College may not be allowed by State Boards.
Please inquire directly when registering for any outside testing.
Course Accommodations:
Use of spellchecker, when
appropriate
Adaptive equipment
Use of calculator
Hard copy of materials sent to
Disability Resources
Testing: These accommodations apply only to testing and do not include extra days for long term
work projects.
1 ½ time
Double time
Large Print test
Scribe
Reader/Audio
Write-on test copy
Reduced distraction room
Adaptive equipment for campus
testing
Private location at
home campus
Calculator
Other
Additional Information:
Learning
Specialist:
Phone #
Date:
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Clearwater: Jeff Zeigler 791-2710
Downtown/Midtown/Epi:
 TJ Williams 341-7913
HEC: Stefanie Silvers 341-3721
Seminole: Aimee Stubbs 394-6289
St. Petersburg/Gibbs/AllState: Ray Hollowell
341-4316
Tarpon Springs: Barbara Thompson 712-5789
College-wide Director: Peg Connell 341-3398
Online Accessibility Technician: Mary
Deschamps, 341-3371
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Disability Resources Department website:
http://www.spcollege.edu/central/ossd/inde
x.htm
Disability Awareness Project website – variety
of video workshops and other resources:
www.spcollege.edu/disabilityawareness
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Print and keep for reference: Reasonable
Accommodations for Students with
Disabilities: Faculty Guide. Found on
Disability Awareness website

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