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Auxiliary Aids and Services for Students with Disabilities

If you need to request this service, please click here to download the request form.

Auxiliary Aids and Services for Students with Disabilities

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, HEMSPN does not discriminate against individuals with an identified disability. As such, HEMSPN shall work to provide persons with disabilities equal opportunity for participation through appropriate auxiliary aids and services.

U.S Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Guidance:

As required under Section 504 and Title II, post-secondary institutions must offer students with disabilities with appropriate academic modifications, auxiliary aids and services to provide the individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in the institution program (U.S DOE, 2020).

  • HEMSPN is responsible for making appropriate non-personal auxiliary aids available for general classroom use, unless, provision of the aid would cause undue burden to the institution. (U.S DOE, 2020).

  • HEMSPN is not responsible for providing personal services relating to individual academic activities. A student with a disability in need of a personal attendant or individually prescribed device holds the responsibility of acquiring and paying for those services (U.S DOE, 2020).

U.S Department of Education. (2020, January 10). Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities. Retrieved December 14, 2020, from https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/auxaids.html

Requesting Auxiliary Aids and Services:
  • Any student wishing to request auxiliary aids or services must submit a request form to the Office along with documented proof of disability (See Request for Auxiliary Aids and Services form for details found on the HEMSPN website.).

  • Requests will not be granted without sufficient documentation. Upon receipt of the student’s request, the Administration will review all documentation. All accommodation requests are reviewed to determine if their access will provide the student with a documented disability an equal opportunity to participate in program activities. As such, specific auxiliary aids and service requests are not guaranteed if they are deemed inappropriate for the circumstance in review.

  • Testing and credentialing agencies (NCSBN and Pearson Vue) operate separately from HEMSPN. If the use of auxiliary aids or services are approved through HEMSPN, students may still need to request for the use of these accommodations on the NCLEX-PN Exam through the other agencies.

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