Students with disabilities may use a variety of accommodation services that are intended to improve their performance in either a traditional classroom setting or an online setting. These services range from testing assistance to alternate book formats, technologies, and sign language interpreters.
If you need an accommodation based on disability to fully participate in a program/event, please contact Disability Services. Be sure to allow enough time prior to the program or event and be ready to provide information which documents the disability. Information disclosed about one’s disability will remain confidential. Services are free.
Frequently Asked Questions
Encourage the student to contact a member of the Disability Services staff. You may want to contact the office yourself to follow up on your referral.
- Follow the steps to receive accommodations.
- Initiate all services and do so in a timely manner.
- Seek assistance when you experience problems with accommodation services.
- Contact the Disability Services Office
- Submit current and appropriate documentation of disability which determines eligibility and supports request for accommodations.
- Meet with Disability Services staff to develop accommodations plan.
- • Meet with the DS Staff and sign the Disability Accommodations Notification Form (PDF), each semester.
- Students are encouraged to deliver their Accommodation Forms during the first week of the semester.
- Introduce yourself to your instructor and discuss your accommodation needs the first week of classes.
These rights would include:
- Equal access to the educational, services and programs
- Reasonable and effective accommodations according to the student’s disability
- Respectful and fair treatment
What are some examples of accommodations that are not made or arranged by the Disability Services Office?
The ADA does not require colleges to provide personal assistants, individual personal tutors, or personal assistive technology. Accommodations are not made which would reduce academic expectations, alter the curriculum or which would eliminate essential components of any course.