Disability Services supports students with documented disabilities via academic accommodations. Examples are provided below:
Teaching and Learning
- Use of recorder for lectures
- Use of Assistive Technology
- Use of Sign Language Interpreters/Transliterators
- Use of particular types of desks and other furniture
- Use of a SmartPen
- Examination modifications (e.g., extended time, reduced distraction environment, use of a word processor for essays)
- Extended time for assignments: under certain conditions, supported by documentation, “extended time on assignments” may be an appropriate accommodation. Any extension must be negotiated with the professor in advance of the assignment due date.
Meeting Academic Requirements
- Modification of academic policy, substitution or waiver for certain classes (e.g. foreign language and quantitative reasoning): Students requesting an exception because of a specific disability should contact Disability Services to begin the process of reviewing related documentation. Disability Services will coordinate with the appropriate academic unit for final determination.
- Scheduling accommodations: priority registration is available to students who are registered with Disability Services.
- Reduced course load.
- Use of a scribe.
- Use of assistive technology.
- Physical access: every effort is made to reduce barriers to classrooms and other university facilities. Students with accessibility concerns should contact Disability Services as soon as they become aware of the need for an accommodation.