Interactive Process / Interactive Dialogue

The interactive process (also referenced as the interactive dialogue) refers to students with impairments working with SAS professionals to develop disabilities-based accommodations. This process aims to “identify the precise limitations resulting from the disability and potential reasonable accommodations that could overcome those limitations.” 29 C.F.R. § 1630.2(o)(3). This dialogue “is at the heart of the ADA’s process and essential to accomplishing its goals.” Barnett v. U.S. Air, 228 F.3d 1105, 1113 (9th Cir. 2000).