The Office for Disability Services works with each student to determine and implement appropriate accommodations based on documentation and personal interview. Some typical accommodations include:

Classroom Accommodations

  • Access to teacher handouts, slides, overheads
  • Additional time on in-class writing assignments
  • Assist with note-taking (development of strategies, copies of peer notes, etc.)
  • Preferential seating
  • Record lectures
  • Relocate classrooms to ensure access

Test Accommodations

  • Additional time when taking in-class quizzes and exams (not unlimited time)
  • Alternative testing environment (if needed)
  • Computer (with or without assistive technology) for use on tests
  • Spell-check
  • Reader for tests
  • Scribe for tests

Print Accommodations

  • Materials in alternate format (Electronic, Audio, Large Print)

Services Not Provided

The Office for Disability Services does not provide the following:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for determining disabilities
  • A reduced standard for academic performance
  • One-to-one individual personal care services (including aides in a classroom)
  • One-to-one individual assistance to and from class
  • Tutoring