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Academic Accommodations

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment that will enable a qualified student with a disability to participate in a course, program, facility, activity or service and includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges equal to students without disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services, or modifications for facilities.

The goal is to give the student with a disability equal access to the learning environment. Individualized accommodations are not designed to give the student an advantage over other students, to alter a fundamental aspect of the course, nor to weaken academic rigor.

The Access Center determines reaonable accommodations as mandated under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services are determined on a case-by-case basis. The following is a list of potential accommodations which may be granted based on the students' disability and how it impacts them in a postsecondary educational environment.

  • Extended time for taking exams

  • Distraction reduced environment for taking exams

  • Adaptive technology access for taking exams

  • Accessible formatted exams

  • Attendance flexibility
  • Sign Language Interpreter for classes

  • Access to lecture notes

  • Course material converted to accessible format

  • Adaptive equipment

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of potential accommodations.