[Athen] Technical Standards for Engineering program

Normajean.Brand normajean.brand at hccs.edu
Wed Feb 3 08:24:52 PST 2021

We have a similar situation here - completely blind student wanting/demanding to take engineering courses and of course the 3D CAD course is in his plan. We’ve exhausted our ideas of accommodations as well. Even the Dean of the program has tried to be accommodating and trying “think outside the box but there is only so much he can do.” So I’m following this thread in hopes that clearer answers/suggestions come up.
NJ Brand

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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Loyal Truong
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 9:58 AM
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Subject: [Athen] Technical Standards for Engineering program

Hello all,
Are there technical standard requirements for engineering courses? For example, a completely blind student takes a 3D CAD course requiring the use of software that requires visual manipulation and creation of on-screen 3D models, accommodations have been exhausted. Should there be technical requirements to let these students know beforehand what types of vision or physical skills are required to complete a course? I see UNC has technical standard for medical/clinical programs that address this.

Thank you

Loyal Truong
Accessibility Technologist
Colorado School of Mines
Information and Technology Solutions (ITS)
loyaltruong at mines.edu<mailto:loyaltruong at mines.edu>
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