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 the needs of the individual and the individual’s specific program of study for a particular semester. Accommodations may change from semester to semester. 

Classroom Accommodations 

  • Adaptive furniture or equipment
  • Assistive listening device
  • Recorded lectures
  • Captioned videos
  • Exit classroom when symptoms occur
  • Interpreting services
  • Transcription services
  • Note taking assistance*
  • Specific seating
  • Use of laptop computer for notes or in-class writing assignment

*Students who receive assistance with notes are expected to contact Disability Services if notes are missing and to provide feedback regarding the quality of the notes. Students who work directly with their note takers may contact the note takers to give feedback and request missing notes. 

Testing Accommodations 

  • Alternate exam format
  • 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, electronic or enlarged format
  • Accessible Instructional Materials