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A point to highlight here in big bold letters is that where public institutions and education are concerned, there is a companion law that may be extremely relevant for ME/CFS students: The Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Technical Assistance Manual Covering State and Local Government Programs and Services.This holds that qualified individuals with a disability must be provided: “1) Reasonable modifications to a public entity’s rules, policies, or practices; 2) Removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers; or 3) Provision of auxiliary aids and services.” These words open up a wide range of possibilities that can be pursued, but which have not been exploited fully by ME/CFS students.Each academic department should have in place a written (according to the Americans with Disabilities Act [1990] guidelines) procedural policy plan which faculty members can follow when individuals with a disability request accommodation.

Reasonable Accommodations involve finding ways to enable someone to, say, work a job successfully, by being given assistive technology or some other modification to the environment or, perhaps, a procedure that removes a barrier.

It is a good idea to put into writing what you and the student agree will be done so that there can be no confusion.

If you have questions as to why the student needs a particular accommodation, feel free to call Disabled Students Programs and Services for more information.

Academic departments (and the individual faculty members who make up those departments) are responsible for ensuring that their programs are accessible to students with a disability.

This responsibility covers physical access to the location where the activity will occur and modifications necessary in the format or delivery of information which would make it accessible to an individual with a specific disability.

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