- Employing a simple and individualized approach to the accommodation process
- Facilitating creative approaches to eliminating barriers
- Promoting Best Practices through collaboration with faculty
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.
Disability Services Portal
Register with Disability Services for the first time and submit your request for accommodations each quarter.
|Wendy Holden -- Director of Disability Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||(509)963-2149|
|Josh Jones -- Disability Services Consultantemail@example.com||(509)963-1680|
Hogue Hall 126
400 E University Way
Ellensburg WA, 98926-7582
Student Disability Services is proudly part of CWU Student Success