The Office of Accessibility Resources is committed to creating the ideal learning experience at Bucknell University by affording equal access to an educational experience through the provision of reasonable academic accommodations. The OAR provides accommodations, services, resources, and assistive technology for students with documented disabilities. The OAR also helps faculty to fulfill their responsibilities for student access to classroom instruction. Faculty and staff can speak with the Director of OAR to discuss referral options for a student that may need accommodations. Confidentiality is maintained.

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Legal Obligations
Individuals with Disabilities are covered by two primary legal mandates that protect them from discrimination and ensure that they have equal access to all programs, services, and activities of the University: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Student, Instructor and OAR Roles
The Office of Accessibility Resources, students with disabilities, and faculty must work together to provide reasonable accommodations based on disability documentation, functional limitations and student's self-report.

Faculty Best Practices
Best practices for supporting students with disabilities, supporting all students, and incorporating universal design for learning.

Article: "What is a reasonable Accommodation?" by Jane E. Jarrow, Ph.D. (pdf)

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