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Education  2012 

Academic Accommodations: Perceptions, Knowledge and Awareness Among College Students without Disabilities

DOI: 10.5923/j.edu.20120205.10

Keywords: Accommodations, College Students, Disabilities

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The growing number of students with disabilities on college campuses leads to an increase in academic accommodations provided to students. So what is the reaction of students without disabilities toward those students who receive accommodations? The purpose of this study was to investigate how students without disabilities perceive the accommodation use of students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder in the college academic environment. Based on data analysis of 928 web-based surveys (of the 1,295 surveys submitted), perceptions of students without disabilities were mostly neutral and/or positive; however, limits to what was tolerated within the process did exist. Recommendations are offered for campus practices.

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