Services and Accommodations
Reasonable Accommodations

Brochure - Office of Student Disability Services

Accommodations are steps faculty, staff, and school administrators take to help remove, whenever reasonable, barriers to participation in the educational experience presented by an individual's disability. This list is not conclusive. Determination and responsibility for provision (including financial) of a reasonable accommodation are considered on an individual basis through interactive collaboration between the student, Disability Services Coordinator, faculty, and administration when necessary. Request for accommodations must be made each semester a student registers for classes.

Alternate Format
  • Larger font
  • Wider spacing
  • Alternative answer/scoring sheets
  • Colored exam paper or colored overlays
  • Braille
Alternate Setting and/or Extended Time
  • Typically applies to test taking
  • Distraction reduced environment
  • Setting and/or time arranged by student and instructor
Medical/Physical Needs Allowance
  • Preferential seating
  • Accessible classroom and/or residence hall accommodations
  • Modified classroom furniture and/or equipment
  • Faculty approved extension on deadlines
  • Faculty approved attendance adjustment
Auxiliary Aids
  • Interpreter(for hearing impaired students)
  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Note taker and/or instructor notes
Assistive Technology
  • Software (eg: Kurzweil 3000, dragon naturally speaking)
  • Tape recorder
  • Calculator
  • Spell-checking device 
  • Personal Digital Assistant
  • MP3 player for use with Kurzweil 3000
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