2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
    Dec 04, 2022  
2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Face-to-Face Residencies

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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 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.