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Accommodations

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The faculty members in the Office of Disability Services provide basic services and facilitate accommodations for eligible students with disabilities who self–identify and follow the procedure to request services.

Academic accommodations are those accommodations which allow equal access to academic programs and include classroom and assessment accommodations. Environmental accommodations provide equal access to facilities and may include housing and parking accommodations.

Accommodations are included in a letter which students give to professors after the interview meeting with a faculty member in the Office of Disability Services. Interview meeting occurs during the first semester the eligible student with a disability requests services and attends classes.

Some frequently used academic accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Extended time on exams
  • Student note taker
  • Reader/scribe for exams
  • Exams taken on computer
  • Exams administered in a distraction reduced setting
  • Textbooks in alternative format
  • Computer access programs
  • Use of assistive technology

Environmental accommodations are based on a student’s self-disclosure, supporting documentation of current functional limitations and interview. Please review procedure to receive services for more information.

All personal services (attendant care) and equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, hearing aids) are the responsibility of each student and will not be provided by the Office of Disability Services.