Federal Agencies Provide Guidance to Schools on Accommodations

On November 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released guidance to remind schools of their responsibility to provide communication access for students with hearing, vision and speech disabilities. The guidance highlighted schools’ responsibilities under three different laws: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Title II), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Schools must give “primary consideration to students and parents” in determining supports that are needed to ensure effective communication, and these supports can include communications access realtime translation (CART).

See more at the link below.

Link: http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Guidance.Schools.Accomodations/