What is a "Reasonable Accommodation"?
A "reasonable accommodation" is defined as any change in an environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal opportunities. Offering reasonable accommodations is one of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Grinnell recognizes its responsibility to make reasonable accommodations in academic programs and physical sites. Students with visual impairments may use special equipment for studying. Other students may have a notetaker in their classes or receive extra time to take tests.
Because technology can quickly become obsolete, the college purchases adaptive equipment on an "as needed" basis. For example, if a student demonstrates a need for an audio computer, the college can then explore options for its purchase.
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