For accomodating students
Many professors prefer that all students meet the same set of requirements, within the same time period (see, e.g., Morse v. De Paul University, 4 National Disability Law Reporter 157 (Office for Civil Rights 1993). University of Vermont, 1992), and in the same way, and are ill-prepared either to adapt their instruction to address the individual needs of students or to identify appropriate, fair, and reasonable accommodations.
Due to these laws, all public and private colleges are required to demonstrate compliance with applicable federal mandates. With respect to postsecondary education, a qualified student with a disability is one who is able to meet a program's admission, academic, and technical standards (i.e., all essential nonacademic admissions criteria) either with or without accommodation.
In 1985, the Court provided additional direction when it proposed that reasonable accommodation would allow a qualified person with a disability to have meaningful access to a program or activity but would not require "substantial" changes, adjustments.