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Accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Professional Hands Institute (PHI) provides reasonable accommodations, modifications or adjustments to the environment or to the way things are usually done to enable individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program. Accommodations include changes that enable a student with a disability to perform the essential functions of an academic program, and adaptations that enable a student with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of the program. Accommodations provide an alternative way to accomplish the course requirements by eliminating or reducing disability-related barriers.

According to The Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) postsecondary institutions are responsible for providing necessary accommodations when a student discloses a disability. Only if the student has disclosed a disability, PHI is responsible for providing accommodations. A student with a disability must disclose his/her disability during the admissions process, then PHI determines whether the student is eligible for services and, if so, coordinates appropriate accommodations and services based on the documentation provided and in consultation with the student. It is the student’s responsibility who seeks disability-related accommodations and services to provide written documentation of their disabilities.