Lone Star College provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services (also referred to as accommodations or ADA accommodations) to eligible students with disabilities. Accommodations ensure that each student has an equal opportunity to participate in the college’s programs, and are reviewed and implemented each semester, based on several factors such as documentation of disability, faculty input, student conversations, and class schedules.
Reasonable accommodations are college-approved modifications or adjustments that enable a qualified student with a disability to fully participate in a college course, program, facility, activity or service. These accommodations provide assurance that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges which are equal to students without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations include:
An academic modification or adjustment that minimizes or eliminates the impact of a disability, allowing the individual to gain equal access and have an equal opportunity to participate in Lone Star College courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. Examples of reasonable academic adjustments include extended time for exams, quizzes, or tests.
The college urges that students requiring Auxiliary Aids to contact the DSO as early as possible to request Auxiliary Aids prior to the first day of class since auxiliary aids are based on student schedules. Examples include adaptive equipment, assistive technology, FM systems, electronic textbooks or books in alternative formats, and the use of computers for testing.
The College urges that students requiring Services to contact the DSO as early as possible to request Services prior to the first day of class since Services are based on student schedules. Examples of services include a reader for tests, note-taker for a course, test proctors, sign language interpreters, real-time captioning.