College Students And Learning Disability Essay

1723 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 7 Pages
Based on the challenges discussed in the articles “College Students and Learning Disability: Elements of Self-Style,” by Trojano, P. and “Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: Barriers to success and Implications for Professionals,” by Johnson, A. my assumptions on how students with disabilities interact in a “partying” environment on campus are:
1. Iowa State University is a public university who has to abide by the Rehabilitation Act. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that institutions must create access to facilities and activities accommodating to everyone (Johnson, 2011). Access to facilities in this case is a challenge for students with orthopedic disabilities due to older residence halls. Iowa State University has only two residence halls with handicap accessible accommodations. The limitation on residence hall selection locks all orthopedic disabled students into the two residence halls on campus who have traditionally been known as party dorms. Iowa State University also has a unique architect around campus and many of the buildings have a lot of stairs. The buildings do have elevators but a majority of them are hidden within the building and hard to find. Students with orthopedic disabilities have a hard time finding student organizations to be involved in because the hassle of getting to the activities is not worth it.

2. Based on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Iowa State University must assist all students with…

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