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To serve our mission to promote academic excellence, Washington & Jefferson College is committed to providing academic appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities who are admitted through our admission process.  documented disabilities and complies with applicable state and federal laws. Students with disabilities include individuals with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and mental health disorders that meet the definition of a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The College fully supports the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act /Amendments Act.  The College's (1990). The College’s goal is to make its programs and facilities available to all students .For so that students with physical disabilities , the College provides accessibility within its facilities and programs and will, within the spirit of reasonable accommodation, adapt or modify those facilities and programs to meet individual needs on a case-by-case basis.  Although not all facilities and programs are accessible, students with physical disabilities can expect classes or activities to be moved to accessible buildings, adaptive environments to be utilized, or auxiliary equipment to be allowed on an individual basis and in a manner reasonable for both the student and the College.  Accommodations for students with physical disabilities will be based on documentation (See Accommodations Process for documentation guidelines) that meets the College's standards.For students with learning and psychological disabilities, the College accommodates on a case-by-case basis.  W&J's goal is to work with students in order both to provide academic accommodations and to help students develop learning strategies that will enable them to succeed in the world beyond W&J.  Accommodations for students with such disabilities will be based on documentation (See Accommodations Process for documentation guidelines) that meets the College's standards. be integrated as completely as possible into the W&J community.

W&J does not offer a specialized curriculum for persons with disabilities.   Instead, the College works with the student to provide academic accommodations within the W&J curricular framework that . Such academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids may involve curricular modifications only if they do not substantially alter course content or requirements essential to the academic program.   W&J is committed to working in partnership an interactive process with students with disabilities to determine appropriate accommodations that best ensure equal access to academic programs and activities.

 

The Director of Academic Advising within the Office of Academic Affairs will assist faculty and students in identifying and providing accommodations.

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