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CHALLENGES OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

1/19/2009 —

The needs and challenges of students with disabilities will be the topic of Penn State Brandywine’s next Faculty Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Sharon Manco, instructor in education, will present “Issues of Universal Design, Simulations of Disabilities, and Effective Accommodations.”

She will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), explaining how it affects college professors and what the expectations are regarding reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Through use of simulations, Manco will show how a learning environment can present roadblocks to people with disabilities. She will also touch on the concept of universal design, especially as it applies to designing courses and making course materials easily accessible.

The Faculty Forum is an annual lecture series, held in the Vairo Library, lower level lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., featuring one faculty member each month to discuss topics of their choice. It is free and open to the public.

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