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Short Travel

A short travel accommodation is a scheduling issue where the student works with the services office in registering for classes that are in close proximity.

A short travel accommodation is accomplished by the student collaborating with the services for students with disabilities to create a schedule that allows the student sufficient time to get from one class to another or to reduce the student’s distance from one class to another.



The student is responsible for providing documentation of the need for a short travel distance and to work with the services office when registering for classes.


Faculty do not have any responsibilities for this accommodation.


The services for students with disabilities office has a responsibility to work with the student in creating a class schedule that accommodates their need for a short travel distance. If after registration the course is moved to another location, services would need to work with registration to either move the course back or to find another way to accommodate the student.


Related Functional Characteristics

Motor Skill (Gross Lower) : Arranging classes close together eliminates difficulty for students who use canes or crutches and exposes them to less danger of falling.

Fatigue (Physical) : Short travel distance between classes reduces physical fatigue for students who have difficulty walking.

Breathing Difficulty : Students may need to limit exposure to extreme weather conditions.

Pain Management : Short travel distances between classes allow students with pain that is exacerbated by walking long distances to limit pain and exposes them to less danger of falling.

Climate Sensitivity : Students who experience physiological reactions to extreme climate may be unable to travel long distances when the outside temperature is very hot or very cold.

Blindness : Students may benefit from short distances between classes since they may have difficulty navigating a busy campus.

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