It's the Law: a Person with a Reading Disability cannot be Discriminated Against

10/21/16

For years there were few options for students who's reading was slow and labored. However, now students can overcome the limiting effects of slow, inadequate visual reading. They can read by listening at 250 to 350+ words per minute with good comprehension and write at 100 to 170+ wpm by speaking. Students with print disabilities have a right to use these accommodations so they will get an equal opportunitie for learning.

Under Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), students who attend public school can request a 504 committee meeting (usually after private testing indicates a disability in reading): to establish their disability, to get access to educational opportunities that their intellectual peers have, to request the training and support needed for using oral writing and aural reading systems, and to use these accommodations in: regular classes, college preparatory classes, advanced placement classes, end of course testing and ACT and PSAT testing, etc. Public school students who are eligible for ADA/Section 504 services or special education services can expect to receive these services free as a part of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Read the article: Free Appropriate Public Education for Students With Disabilities: Requirements Under Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html)

It's the law: a person with a reading disability cannot be discriminated against and must have equal opportunities for learning and success, as a non-disabled person has, not an advantage just a "level playing field". See the article: The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/hq5269.html).

Students with reading disabilities who go on to college, employment, and/or other public institutions and services, can request and expect to receive accommodations for using these oral writing and aural reading systems throughout their lives because the law requires that these institutions, also, comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.