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AACE Online Learning Support

Posted On March 17, 2020
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Online classes/Hybrid/Face-to-face/COVID = changing need for accommodations? AACE can assist as you navigate changing accommodations and we continue to conduct phone/virtual appointments for your safety and convenience. Contact your preferred campus via phone or email (contact info here) to schedule a virtual meeting at your convenience, or to request that AACE send your accommodation… more »

The Color of your Heart is Gold

Posted On October 31, 2019
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Since AACE (formerly Disability Services) was created, our Georgia State University community of faculty, staff and students have witnessed how our students with disabilities have enriched our culture. We have seen students who are blind captivate us with impressive musical talents at various activities and events, students with significant medical and psychological challenges serving as… more »

Invisible Disabilities

Posted On September 4, 2019
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Invisible disabilities will go unnoticed unless they are disclosed to you. For example, a person who uses a wheelchair can be easily perceived as someone with some sort of mobility impairment; and a person who wears heavily tinted glasses and uses a cane can be perceived as someone with a vision impairment. However, invisible disabilities… more »

Sign Language Interpreting Services

Posted On July 31, 2019
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Sign language interpreters are professionals who facilitate communication between deaf or hard of hearing (d/hh) and hearing individuals. Interpreting from English to American Sign Language (ASL) and from ASL to English allows both d/hh and hearing individuals to understand and communicate with each other. The d/hh person may be a member of faculty or staff,… more »

Sickle Cell Anemia and Academic Accommodations

Posted On July 1, 2019
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According to this year’s data report via quick base server, Georgia State’s office of Disability Services provides accommodations to more than 100 students across all campuses who identify has having sickle cell disease. The centers for disease control and prevention defines this disease as a collective of inherited red blood cell disorders which clog blood… more »

The Law and Academic Accommodations

Posted On May 23, 2019
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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disability Act of 1990 are laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was an initial step in the right direction; however, it only applied to programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. This was not enough to address the needs… more »

Disclosing Accommodations Tips

Posted On April 30, 2019
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Disability Services provides registered students the option to email their accommodation letters to professors. Although this email includes details for extended time on assignments, note taking services, lecture recording and more, students are encouraged to extend communication beyond this notification. It is up to the student to collaborate with their professors on how their accommodations… more »

Disability and Caregivers

Posted On April 1, 2019
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In the United States today, there are more than 39.8 million caregivers providing care to loved ones aged 18+ with a disability or illness (U.S. Census, 2017). Loved ones in need of care including but not limited to those with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, health impairments, brain Injuries, psychological disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity… more »

World Justice Day and Disability Rights

Posted On February 28, 2019
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Each and everyday people experience and witness social injustices. These injustices include discrimination and exclusivity based on race, religion, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status and disability. The ideas and actions surrounding achieving social justice by eliminating barriers promote peace and equity. Thus, in 2007, the United Nations deemed February 20th world day of social justice to… more »