[nabs-l] Looking for Some Advice on Using Readers

Jorge Paez jorgeapaez at mac.com
Tue Nov 23 22:27:33 UTC 2010

Thinking about it from a law standpoint, you can say that you have to use the same reader for practice reasons, and that if you don't, you'll be at a disadvantage on the tests because you'll have to get used to 2 readers.

This may not be a valid arguement, but its the only one I can see.

What do you lawyers on this list think? Is that a valid point or not from a legal standpoint?


On Nov 23, 2010, at 5:12 PM, Elizabeth wrote:

> Hello List,
> I am wondering if someone might be able to help me out with a particular situation while using a reader. I am signed up to take a math class next semester, and I would like to be able to use the same reader when taking my tests in class as well as the homework assignments outside of class. 
> However, according to the guidelines of my college disability office, this is not something I am permitted to do. I can only use the readers from the disability office for in class activities as they consider the use of a reader outside of class to be a tutor and not a reader. However, at the same time I cannot use my own reader when taking a test because somehow it compromises the integrity of the test. 
> Since math is not my best subject, I would like to be able to use the same reader for testing accommodations and homework assignments. Does anyone know how I might be able to accomplish this goal, or am I basically stuck with having to use two different readers for this class? I have already spoken with the disabilities office about this, and it appears as though they are not willing to budge on this issue. Does anyone else have any ideas on what I might be able to do?
> Thanks,
> Elizabeth
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