Types of Accommodations

The following are some examples of reasonable accommodations that may be available to students with disabilities.  All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis according to individual need.

Classroom Accommodations:

  • Adaptive furniture or equipment
  • Access to visual aids/Power Points
  • Accessible online and web-based course materials following Section 508 guidelines
  • Additional time on in-class writing assignments
  • Assistive listening device
  • Audio taping lectures
  • Captioned videos
  • Exit classroom when symptoms occur
  • Interpreting/transcribing services
  • Note-taker
  • Considerations regarding absentee policy
  • Preferential Seating
  • Use of laptop computer for notes or in-class writing assignment

Testing Accommodations:

  • Alternate exam format (e.g., taped or oral versions of exams)
  • Assistive technology, such as reading/writing software (e.g., Kurzweil, Dragon Dictate)
  • Calculator
  • Computer access for essay exams
  • Extended time on exams
  • Large print exams
  • Minimal distraction testing environment
  • Reader           
  • Scribe
  • Spell check

Other Accommodations:

  • Alternate textbooks and course materials in Braille, electronic or enlarged format
  • Classroom moved to accessible location
  • Reduced course load (while maintaining full-time status)
  • Accessible Instructional Materials