1. Student A is a blind student student who uses a screen reader to access a computer and has 200% time for her exams.
Scenario 1A) A is taking a four-hour law exam on Monday and she will have eight hours to complete it with her extra time. She has requested with the support of her physician to break the exam up into two parts and to take the first part one day and the second part the next. The law school has stated that the exam is one long question and that breaking it into parts will constitute a fundamental alteration because the student will have time to work on the question overnight. What does “fundamental alteration” mean and what should the disability services office do next?
2. Student B has an autism spectrum disorder. He attends college and lives on campus.
Scenerio 2A) Although B is making good grades in the class, he is asked by his faculty member to leave class permanently because the noises and movements he makes during lectures are disruptive and frightening to other students. The student asks DS to help him be immediately readmitted to the class. Does he have a right to be readmitted? How should the DS office handle this request?
Scenario 2B) Student B is taking medication that he states is makes him sleepy and faculty have reported that he is frequently absent or falling asleep in class. He reports these difficulties to his parents who call to discuss their son’s concerns with a DS specialist. Can the specialist talk to the parents about Student’s classroom performance and concerns?
Scenario 2C) The college wants to require Student B to live in a single room without a roommate with him. The student would prefer to have a roommate. Can the college require him to live alone?
In the answers, please include relevant sections of statutes and case law. Please identify the relevant legal principles and guidelines (for example, direct threat or reasonable accommodation). Cite sources, as well as case names with case citations and identify relevant statutory provisions. Each scenario must be a page long.