Essential Learning Outcomes
Academic accommodations are designed to level the playing field so that students with disabilities can perform in a way that best reflects their potential. It is important to note that students with disabilities must meet the same learning outcomes as all students. Academic accommodations are not intended to provide an unfair advantage. They are a right, not a privilege.
Essential learning outcomes represent the knowledge a student must master in order to successfully complete a course. Academic accommodations can be made for students with disabilities as long as the accommodation does not alter these learning requirements.
Each situation is different and must be individually evaluated. Here are two examples:
Example 1: A student with significant vision loss wants to enrol in a program to become a medical lab technician.
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