Interactive Process

The interactive process (also referenced as the interactive dialogue) refers to students with disabilities who request accommodations, working together with SAS professionals to develop accommodations.  The purpose of this process is 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).