I'm well-acquainted with a teacher who is soon to have a ridiculous requirement put on him/her. He/she has a student with a 504 plan, and in an upcoming 504 meeting a new so-called accommodation will be in put into practice for the student. This student will get to record each class with a phone, for reasons related to "processing disability".
I'm told that this so-called accommodation is superfluous, as online lectures from the textbook publisher are available to the student. That apparently isn't satisfactory, as there is a push to allow the student to record classes anyway, despite the teacher's strenuous objection that that's invasive. It seems the principal is leaning towards allowing this accommodation, which seems so outlandish to me that I almost can't believe it's real.
What do you think of this? Are you aware of any similar accommodations? Do you have any stories about similarly crazy accommodations that have been written into plans? Share in the comments!
Update, 9/13/16: I understand that the unstoppable force hit the immovable object. There will be no recording.