Legal/Policy

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) are three pivotal laws that ensure equitable access to education, employment, and the community. These federal mandates guide accommodation decisions through key concepts such as “effective communication”, the “interactive process” in accommodation decision-making, and the “subjective experience” of an individual with a disability.

Sound policies and procedures can also support deaf individuals with an equal opportunity to access a wide-range of opportunities. Through proactive planning, an organization can reduce barriers for deaf individuals accessing postsecondary environments.

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Foundations of Test Equity

Foundations of Test Equity is a two-hour self-paced professional development course that can help you discern challenges in testing circumstances for deaf people, while obtaining fundamental knowledge to improve test equity for deaf people.

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Implementing Test Equity Concepts

Implementing Test Equity Concepts is the second of three courses in a sequence focusing on Test Equity. This course addresses the practical applications of test equity rooted in federal law.

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