36 | Federal Regulations (cont.)

36 | Federal Regulations (cont.)

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7 28 CFR §35.104 Definitions.

Auxiliary aids and services includes

  1. Qualified interpreters, note takers, transcription services, written materials, telephone handset amplifiers, assistive listening devices, assistive listening systems, telephones compatible with hearing aids, closed caption decoders, open and closed captioning, TDDs, video text displays or other effective methods of making aurally delivered materials available to individuals with hearing impairments;
  2. Qualified readers, taped tests, audio recordings, large print and Braille materials or other effective methods of making visually delivered materials available to individuals with visual impairments;
  3. Acquisition or modification of equipment or devices; and
  4. Other similar services and actions.

8 34 CFR §104.4 Discrimination prohibited.

  1. No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or benefits from Federal financial assistance.

9 34 CFR §300.34 Related services.

  1. Transportation includes –
    1. Travel to and from school and between schools;
    2. Travel in and around school buildings; and
    3. Specialized equipment (such as special or adapted buses, lifts, and ramps), if required to provide special transportation for a child with a disability.

10 34 CFR §300.43 Transition services.

  1. Transition services means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that —
    1. Is designed to be within a results oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;
    2. Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and includes —
    1. Instruction;
    2. Related services;
    3. Community experiences;
    4. The development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives; and
    5. If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and provision of a functional vocational evaluation.
  2. Transition services for children with disabilities may be special education, if provided as specially designed instruction, or a related service, if required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.

11 34 CFR §300.44 Universal Design.

Universal Design has the meaning given the term in Section 3 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 3002. The definition of Universal design means a concept or philosophy for designing and delivering products and services that are usable by people with the widest possible range of functional capabilities, which include products and services that are directly accessible (without requiring assistive technologies) and products and services that are interoperable with assistive technologies.