University of Kentucky
Disability Resource Center
First Thursday Meeting
Presentation
1 March 2012
Disability Resource Center
DRC Website: www.uky.edu/drc
Jake Karnes
Director
Leisa Pickering, Ph.D.
Susan Fogg
Learning Disorders Consultant
Accommodations Consultant
Lindsay Jansen
Julia Kovalic
Accommodated Testing Coord.
Staff Assistant
Jo Stewart
Kentucky Office for the Blind
Program Coordinator: Accessible Textbook Services
What are our legal responsibilities?

Post-secondary institutions cannot exclude, deny, or
discriminate against otherwise qualified individuals on
the basis of their disability.

Post-secondary institutions are required to make
reasonable accommodations in academic requirements
to ensure that those requirements are not discriminating.

Post-secondary institutions may deny a requested
accommodation if it would:
 Fundamentally alter the program
 Lower standards
 Be unduly burdensome financially or
administratively
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Amendments Act, 2008)
Role of the Disability Resource Center
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To support and advocate for equal access for
students with documented disabilities.
To respect the integrity and academic standards
of curriculum.
To protect the University from liability due to
discrimination.
____________/___________/______________
DISCRIMINATION
EQUAL ACCESS
UNFAIR ADVANTAGE
Who are our students?
FALL 2010 DATA
224
211
233
280
13
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Undergrad Non-degree
59
53
39
12
Masters
Doctoral Professional
Doctoral Research
Graduate Non-degree
1,125
TOTAL
Data Comparisons Fall 2005 to Fall 2010
600
500
Fall 2005
Fall 2010
400
300
200
100
0
Disability Categories Fall 2010
59
34
31
113
128
Mobility Impaired
Visually Impaired
Hearing Impaired
Chronic Health
Temporary
563
248
243
58
ADHD
Psych/Emotional
Learn Disability
Neurological
1,253
TOTAL
What Services Do We Provide?
Advocate For and
Represent Disability
Concerns
•Construction/Renovation
•Housing
•Parking/Transportation
•Dept/Faculty Meetings
•Campus Committees
•Retroactive Withdrawal
•Students of Concern
•Veterans Resource Team
•Summer Advising
Conference
•High School Transition
Fairs
•Local, State, National
Conferences/Committees
Coordinate Services for
Equal Access
• Sign-Language
Interpreters and CART
providers for Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing
Students/Guests of UK
• Assistive technology
• Classroom accessibility
• Consult with faculty on
accessibility of course
management systems,
websites, electronic
documents
• Troubleshoot accessibility
issues with distance
learning courses
• Support faculty in test
accommodation
arrangements
Comply with Disability
Law and Professional
Standards
•Documentation/Eligibility
•Consult with
students/parents/faculty
•Ongoing academic
counseling, learn/study
strategies, brainstorming
sessions, referrals
•Course Substitutions
•Accommodation Letters
•Appeal Letters of Support
•Certify Disability for
Entrance and Board Exams,
Appeal Denials
•Consult with Ombud,
Equity Office, Legal
Counsel
Disability Resource Center
Campus Connections
Undergraduat
e Colleges &
Depts.
The Study
Dean of
Students
Financial Aid
Office
Student
Behavioral
Health
Residence Life
Registrar’s
Office
Academic
Advisors
Parking &
Transportation
Services
Capital
Projects
Admissions
Physical Plant
Disability
Resource
Center
Housing
Office of
Institutional
Equity & Equal
Opportunity
Ombud’s
Office
University
Senate
Graduate &
Professional
Programs
Legal Counsel
Office
Team APEX
Athletics &
CATS
Counseling
Center
Accommodations Provided
Accommodations Provided
Accessible Parking
Accessible Housing and Dining
Early Priority Registration
Classroom Seating Modifications
Classroom Preferential Seating
Text in Alternative Format
Interpreters
Real Time Captioning
Supported Lecture Notes
Note-takers for Students who are Deaf/HOH
Public Presentation Alternative Assignment
Extended Time on Exams
Low Distraction/Private Testing Environment
Scribe/Voice Recognition for Exams
Reader/Screen Reader for Exams
Use of Computer on Exams
No Scantron Answer Sheets on Exams
Flexibility with Attendance
Flexibility with Due Dates/Test Dates
138
40
719
16
32
107
5
2
393
6
3
758
910
29
114
139
11
137
74
Flexibility with Attendance*
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Is class attendance truly essential to the course?
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Consider the following questions:
1.
2.
3.
Is the absence a direct result of the student’s disability?
Does the faculty member consider attendance an essential aspect of
the course?
Does the course reasonably meet one or more of the criteria?
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4.
Is there classroom interaction?
Are student contributions a significant component of the learning process?
Is student participation as an essential method of learning?
Does a student’s absence affect the educational experience of OTHER
students?
What does the course description or syllabus say?
What is the method by which the final course grade is calculated?
What are classroom practices and policies regarding attendance?
Is the attendance policy equally applied?
* Based on Office of Civil Rights Guidelines
Books in Alternate Format
Accessible Textbook Program, Fall 2010
Publisher E-Text Files
77
Scanned In-House
From ATS Library
Learning Ally
70
66
52
TOTAL Books Processed
Books in ATS Library
265
Approx. 1,600
Assistive Technology
on Campus
Disability
Resource Center
Young Library
Two computers in Lab, both with Ethernet
connections to the Internet. The computers
are equipped with:

Dragon Dictate

JAWS for Windows

Kurzweil 3000

Zoom Text
Two computers in Study Area, both with
Ethernet connections to the Internet. The
computers are equipped with:

Dragon Dictate

JAWS for Windows

Kurzweil 3000

Zoom Text
Available Auxiliary Aids:

Aladdin Closed Circuit Viewer

Magnifying glasses
Campus Network Kurzweil 3000 is available for student
download, based on eligibility
Students with Learning Disabilities Who
Received Course Substitutions
Recommended Course Substitutions
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Univ Studies Program
vs. Arts & Sciences
MATH AREAS
Univ Studies Program
40
35
30
25
Math
20
15
Stats
20
Logic
15
10
10
USP
5
5
A&S
0
0
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Accommodated Exams Supported by the
Disability Resource Center
5 Year Summary
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
0
Fall 2007
Fall 2008
Fall 2009
Fall 2010
Fall 2011
Fall 2011 Accommodated Exams
Requested By Department
Department
No. of
Tests
Department No. of
Tests
Department No. of
Tests
Department No. of
Tests
Math
221
Accounting
51
Nutrition
18
Entomology
Biology
178
Commun
48
Computer Sci
17
DiscoverySem 4
Psychology
160
Management
46
Social Work
17
Tele Commun
4
Chemistry
120
Philosophy
44
Astronomy
16
French
3
Nursing
114
MechEngineer 37
Architecture
15
Theatre
4
Physics
98
Anatomy
35
Geological Sci 15
Bio Chemistry
2
Economics
79
Geography
35
Elec Engineer
12
Comm Leader
2
Statistics
78
Sociology
35
Kinesiology
12
Agriculture
2
History
66
Anthropology
32
Finance
11
Animal Sci
1
Marketing
64
Family Studies 19
Plant & Soil
11
Public Health
1
Political Sci
62
Art History
18
Music
10
Gender Stud
1
Pharmacy
58
Civil Engineer
18
Analyz Busin
8
Journalism
1
Spanish
53
English
18
Ed Counselng
7
TOTAL
6
1983
Questions/Discussion
DRC Website: www.uky.edu/drc
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