DAWN Reasonable Accommodations in Exams Guidelines
This webpage is part of the appendices for 'Inclusive Learning and the Provision of Reasonable Accommodations to Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Ireland'.
DAWN Principles, Guidelines and Procedures for the Granting of Reasonable Accommodations in Examinations to Students with Disabilities
The purpose of this appendix is to support Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in developing policies and procedures that ensure students with disabilities are treated fairly and equitably in the examination process, thereby allowing them to compete equitably with their peers and to demonstrate their true knowledge and competency.
It is the outcome of work undertaken by DAWN in developing standardised examination procedures for students with disabilities in higher education in Ireland.
AHEAD & DAWN (2018), Inclusive Learning and the Provision of Reasonable Accommodations to Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Ireland. Dublin: AHEAD Educational Press.
About the Road Map for Inclusion
'Inclusive Learning and the Provision of Reasonable Accommodations to Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Ireland' is part of a series of outputs produced by the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD), in collaboration with the Disability Advisers Working Network (DAWN). It brings together two years of research on the inclusion of students with disabilities in higher education and concludes that an inclusive approach based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles would provide an effective framework to include and improve the retention of, not only students with disabilities, but a diverse range of students including migrants, mature students, international students, and students from different socio-economic backgrounds.
The values underpinning the Road Map series are explained in the following video: