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LIVED EXPERIENCES OF UNDERGRADUATE 56







Advocacy

According to Edyburn (2010), “advocacy raises awareness of inequity and highlights the

need for system change to respond to the needs of individuals with disabilities” (pp. 34-35). Of

the six participants in this study, 50% were referred to the accommodations office. The

remainder self-advocated for accommodations.

“I just requested them (accommodations) hoping I would get them.”

“I have always been able to get accurate accommodations.”

Two participants reported that a teacher had referred them to the accommodations office, while

one other reported that the admissions staff referred them to the accommodations office. Those

participants stated:

“My instructors noticed me struggling and helped me seek accommodations after my

concussion.”

“I actually had a teacher recommend other accommodations.”

“During registration I was referred to the accommodations office for my accommodation

request.”

Access

Accessibility is “an environment where access is provided to everyone at the same time”

(Edyburn, 2005, p. 19). Of the six participants, 33% or two participants reported the institution

provided clear instruction on how to get accommodations where 66% or four participants stated

that it was a challenge to see how to obtain accommodations and what was offered to students

with disabilities at the institution.

When the participants were asked if the institution provided clear instructions on how to get

accommodations the participants reported:

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