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Implementing Academic Accommodations

A guide for course instructors/departments/schools on implementing common academic accommodations in post secondary

Educational Attendant in Class Accommodation

Why does a student have an accommodation for an Educational Attendant?

Students with this access accommodation may have a perceptual or physical disability and this accommodation assists them to obtain the same level of information or participation as any other student in the class.

The Educational Attendant can be seen as an extension of the student. If not for barriers in the environment and/or specific functional impacts of the disability, the accommodation would not be in place.

What is the role of an Educational Attendant?

Educational Attendants typically perform tasks including but not limited to: assisting the student with setting up in the classroom, collecting lecture handouts and other materials, taking notes, and so on.

More comprehensive information on the role of Educational Attendants and other access service providers can be found in CAL's LibGuide on this topic.