Students with Disabilities requesting accommodations to access Field Experiences such as Practicum and Internships should register with Disability Services prior to registering for those program requirements and clarify their specific accommodation needs.
In most cases, field experience sites have their own systems for ensuring equal access for employees/interns with disabilities. Walden’s Disability Services will help address any gaps in those systems.
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 on-line 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:
Students who have been approved to receive special services and/or equipment are instructed to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least four weeks prior to the course start date with a list of upcoming residencies.
Requests received with less than four weeks notice will be honored but will be addressed as time allows; and as a result of late notice, requested services and/or equipment may not be available by your arrival date.
Students are responsible for reserving their own rooms at residencies and negotiating specific room types (accessible rooms) with the hotel staff.
Students with disabilities, who have registered with Disability Services and have confirmed the accommodation of bringing a certified service animal to residencies, should note: