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Special Education

Beyond Access

By Christina A. Samuels — December 30, 2008 1 min read

University of Virginia professor and friend-of-the-blog John Wills Lloyd has a thoughtful entry on his own blog about the difference between pursuing “access” for people with disabilities, as opposed to “success.” He explains it would be a “cruel irony” if the focus on access for students with disabilities -- for example, “talking books” or use of scribes -- overshadowed the pursuit of genuine academic achievement for students in special education.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.