determined accommodations for eligible students. A fourth Coordinator is responsible for overseeing that all text conversion requests are fulfilled. The Director, in addition to the duties of directing the office, is responsible for evaluating documentation, determining eligibility, and fulfilling appropriate accommodations for all levels of University employees.
While each staff member is responsible for specific areas of disability service, each member of the staff has been cross-trained to accept additional responsibility in all areas of operation if necessary.
In order to utilize each staff member’s expertise in evaluating documentation and determining an individual’s eligibility for services, a once a week Documentation Review Committee has been created. This Committee is comprised of the Director, the Coordinator for Psychological, Visual, Physical and Medical/Health Disability Services, the Coordinator of Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Services, and the Coordinator for the Text Conversion Lab.
In FY05, the Office of Disability Concerns provided accommodation services to 388 undergraduate students and 22 graduate students. Of this total, 140 students received accommodation services due to their learning disability (137 undergraduate, 3 graduate), 56 received accommodations for ADHD (54 undergraduate, 2 graduate), 48 were provided accommodations for their psychological disability (45 undergraduate, 3 graduate), 47 received accommodation services for mobility impairments (41 undergraduate, 6 graduate), 20 students were provided accommodations for being blind or low vision (19 undergraduate, 1 graduate), 25 were provided accommodations for deafness or hard of hearing (23 undergraduate, 2 graduate) and 74 were provided accommodation services for systemic/chronic health disabilities (69 undergraduate, 5 graduate).
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