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Accommodations were not specified but were broadly discussed. Specifically, the university faculty member perspectives of disability and the provision of accommodations were discussed.
Seventy staff members from a large private midwestern postsecondary institution participated. Staff who were most likely to have regular interactions with students with learning disabilities were included.
Participants completed a survey that covered topics related to staff knowledge of learning disabilities, willingness to provide accommodations, understanding of support services, and need for professional development.
Most respondents were not familiar with section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The majority of respondents knew what a learning disability was and believed that students with learning disabilities could be successful in a postsecondary setting. A need for increased information and professional development surrounding these topics was identified.