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The pandemic has brought all students challenges, but none more than students with disabilities.
March 31, 2022
Alpha Phi Alpha Partner with National Disability Institute
The oldest intercollegiate Black fraternity in the U.S., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., has partnered with the National Disability Institute (NDI) to raise awareness of the social, economic, and cultural barriers faced by disabled persons.
October 29, 2021
Disability is Diversity: Culture Change Needed to Make Higher Education Truly Accessible
NADOHE gathered scholars to discuss the imperative of including disability into diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Experts shared methods to not only shift but broaden the disability narrative, incorporating universal design into campus life.
October 28, 2021
Disability Expert, Rebecca Cokley, to Headline University of Phoenix Webinar
The University of Phoenix will host an educational equity webinar led by Rebecca Cokley, U.S. program officer for disability rights at the Ford Foundation.
October 20, 2021
Institutions Develop Initiatives to Support Neurodiverse Students
Making the transition from high school to college can be challenging for many students, but for neurodiverse students in particular — who face cognitive, learning and physical disabilities — the adjustment can be even more complicated. Existing stigmas often deter students from seeking additional resources or classroom accommodations. Institutions are now looking to eliminate misconceptions by implementing programs focused on supporting neurodiverse students.
July 6, 2021
ODU Settles with Justice Department on Discrimination and Retaliation Investigation
The Justice Department has settled with Old Dominion University (ODU) to resolve its investigation into a complaint that the school discriminated and retaliated against a graduate student based on disability and her related request for reasonable modifications of policy, according to Justice Department officials. Findings state that the complainant was punished for requesting acknowledgement of […]
February 5, 2021
Accessibility Services and Moving Towards Universal Design
I wonder if we who are nondisabled teachers have become so desensitized to the realities of disabled students that the violence done unto them by the university has disappeared from the informal settings in which we express surprise and frustration to one another.
January 19, 2021
UNH Focuses on Making Higher Ed Accessible to Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities
With a $2.5 million grant from the United States Department of Education-Office of Postsecondary, the University of New Hampshire is breaking down educational barriers for young adults with intellectual disabilities.
December 3, 2020
National School Boards Association Tackles Equity Issues Within Public Education
As part of its “Public School Transformation Now!” campaign, which aims to improve equity and access within K-12 public schools, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) hosted a virtual webinar Oct. 27.
October 27, 2020
Numotion Foundation Creates Scholarship Fund For Black Students With Disabilities
The Numotion Foundation has established the Numotion Foundation Scholarship Fund in partnership with United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to provide tuition and housing assistance for African American students living with mobility-related disabilities, HME Business reported. According to HME Business, the foundation has committed $20,000 for the next three years – a total contribution of $60,000. […]
September 11, 2020
Universities Face Digital Accessibility Lawsuits as Pandemic Continues
There’s been an uptick in lawsuits by students with disabilities against colleges and universities since the coronavirus pandemic shifted higher education online, according to AudioEye, a digital accessibility software company.
September 8, 2020
Judge: ‘UC System Must Stop Using SAT/ACT Scores For Admissions, Scholarship Decisions
The University of California system must stop using SAT or ACT scores when making admissions and scholarship decisions, ruled Alameda Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman on Tuesday, reports The Hill. The verdict arrives after a lawsuit earlier this year alleged that, by using SAT or ACT scores in admissions and scholarship decisions, the UC system […]
September 2, 2020
Gallaudet U and Apple Collaborate to Boost Accessibility for Students With Disabilities
Gallaudet University and Apple have begun a “multifaceted collaboration” intended to make learning more accessible, especially for students of color with disabilities, announced Gallaudet President Dr. Roberta J. Cordano in a letter published yesterday alongside a video translation in American Sign Language (ASL). “Gallaudet will be the first university to participate in a new Apple […]
August 27, 2020
How Colleges Can Support Students With Disabilities During Remote Learning
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities across the country have rushed to move courses online, potentially overlooking the needs of students with intellectual, physical, emotional and behavioral disabilities.
April 13, 2020
For Students With Disabilities, A Mass Shift to Online Courses Comes With Deep Concerns
As colleges and universities hastily prepare to shift their courses online in response to the coronavirus, some students might welcome the chance to attend class from their homes in pajamas. But for students with disabilities, remote courses come with a host of new concerns.
March 19, 2020
Ed Department Urged to Help Erase Debt of Borrowers With Disabilities
Two letters sent to the U.S. Department of Education Tuesday urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to help erase the student debt owed by borrowers with disabilities, reported NPR. While these borrowers qualify to have their federal student loans erased, the process to do so is cumbersome, said one letter that was signed by more than […]
March 4, 2020
Left Out? Can the Completion Movement Reach Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Discouraged by data showing that nearly 42 percent of college students failed to earn degrees within six years, policymakers, institutional leaders, and practitioners are turning their attention to closing completion gaps that impact nearly every facet of higher education.
February 3, 2020
College Autism Network Partners with NASPA to Expand Reach
The College Autism Network (CAN), a nonprofit founded by a Florida State University associate professor, will soon partner with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), hoping to expand its reach and support more college students with autism. Associate professor of higher education Dr. Bradley Cox founded the nonprofit in 2016 to address the […]
December 3, 2019
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