A s campus counsel and administrators know, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require institutions of higher education to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities so that they may participate fully in the educational process and experience. In practice, however, determining whether a specific student has a disability, as well as which accommodations are "reasonable" in a particular case, can be challenging.
This NACUA virtual seminar brings together four legal experts to discuss issues that campuses are facing with increasing frequency. They will specifically address reasonable accommodations for students with allergies, discussing the lessons to be learned from the recent settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Lesley University. Accommodations for students with autism, autism spectrum disorders, or other cognitive disabilities, including academic and conduct-related issues, will be covered. Our panelists will also discuss requests for service animals or comfort animals and the specific challenges those requests pose to colleges and universities. Finally, our speakers will address campus obligations to make online resources accessible to students with hearing and vision impairments and to provide students with disabilities with appropriate assistive technology. Our panelists will cover the most recent legal developments related to these issues, and will also provide practical guidance for counsel and administrators who strive to ensure an equal educational opportunity for all students.
Please join our panel of experts for an examination of these important issues every institution should consider. Register today!