Accommodations Information

Reasonable Accommodations and Appropriate Academic Adjustments

Reasonable accommodations include adjustments to policy, procedure or practice and the provision of auxiliary aids and services that are designed to provide equal access to programs and services for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are reasonable when they do not fundamentally alter the nature of a program or service and do not represent an undue financial or administrative burden. Reasonable accommodations may include but are not limited to:

  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Note-taker
  • Extended time for assignments
  • Interpreter for the deaf
  • Student assistant
  • Oral testing
  • Alternatively formatted curriculum materials & tests
  • Extended time for tests
  • Testing in a separate room
  • Copies of lecture notes
  • Use of assistive technology devices/software

Reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis, and may vary, depending on the individual needs of each student, accommodations which are indicated, and the method of accommodation and implementation of each college's designated representative. Availability of certain types of assistive technology may vary from college - to - college.

Implementation of Reasonable Accommodations

Once reasonable accommodations are documented by the college's designated representative, these accommodations are protected under law and must be implemented. Faculty members are encouraged to work closely with the college's designated office for disability services in order to insure compliance with the law and appropriate implementation of reasonable accommodations. Faculty members should not discuss concerns regarding accommodations with the student. Instead, such concerns should be addressed to the college's designated representative for disability services.