WWRC's Vocational Training (VT) Department provides a continuum of disability-related accommodations, based on assessed individualized need, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. In keeping with the spirit of these pieces of national legislation, such accommodations are intended to facilitate access and inclusion for otherwise qualified individuals, and may include (but are not limited to):
For students requiring an interpreter, support is provided through WWRC's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Unit (DHHSU). If an instructor believes she/he is capable of providing interpreting for a student for most or all of the below classroom situations, the instructor should be evaluated by one of the (DHHSU) staff. If competency is determined, an instructor can provide his/her own interpreting in the following classroom situations. If competency has not been evaluated or is not reached upon assessment, interpreting services must be provided through the (DHHSU) or through contracted services. For students served under an IEP as a special education placement at WWRC, standards within Virginia's Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Youth with Disabilities apply (see WWRC Special Education Administrative Manual, on file in the VT Principal's Office).
Classroom situations which must be interpreted:
Classroom situations not required to be interpreted:
The following guidelines for determining "essential components of a course or program" may be useful to instructors in the consideration of possible curricula modifications: **
** Adapted from Scott, Sally (1990). "Coming to Terms with the Otherwise Qualified Student with a [Learning] Disability". Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol. 23(7), pages 398-405.