- Employing a simple and individualized approach to the accommodation process
- Facilitating creative approaches to eliminating barriers
- Promoting the implementation of Universal Design
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guarantee protection from discrimination and equal access to opportunity and participation for people with disabilities. Academic accommodations are provided to students with diagnosed disabilities to ensure that a student has equal access and is not discriminated against because of the presence of a learning or medical disability.
Examples of academic accommodations include:
- Permission to record lectures
- Exams administered in a quiet room
- Extended exam time
- Use of a computer for exams and in-class assignments
- Print materials in an alternative format
Accommodations are determined based on the specific limitations of a disability. Because each disability is unique, it is impossible to predict what accommodations an individual will receive. Accommodations must not fundamentally alter the content of exams, the standards used to grade, or the requirement that students independently demonstrate their knowledge of course material.
Faculty and students who have questions about academic accommodations can contact DS for more information.
Student Disability Services is a part of Student Success and Employee Disability Services is a part of Human Resources, both are located in Bouillon 140.