2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    Nov 30, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Face-to-Face Residencies

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Walden University is committed to providing equal opportunity to its educational services, programs, and activities in accordance with federal and state law, including access to official Walden University information and communication technology resources. Please contact disability@mail.waldenu.edu to discuss any accessibility concerns.

Many Walden programs have required face-to-face components, where students physically attend 4- or 6-day sessions, usually in hotel/conference center or college campus environments. For many students with disabilities, who often have chosen an online university for the very purpose of avoiding the mobility and/or travel requirements of a land-based institution, the face-to-face component presents the only disability-related challenge requiring accommodation. Walden has a history of providing extensive accommodations at Walden Residencies to students registered with Disability Services. Some of the accommodations provided have included:

  • Renting equipment, such as electric scooters for mobility or Hoyer lifts for transportation from wheelchair to bed or bath.
  • Absorbing the extra-person housing cost of personal care attendants. (Walden cannot pay for the travel costs of someone accompanying a student to provide personal care, but may pay for that person’s housing.)
  • Coordinating arrangements with nearby dialysis centers.
  • Hiring local service providers, such as sight guides, sign language interpreters, or captionists.

Documentation of disability and communication about accommodations is managed in a confidential manner, and only with the permission of the student.