Common Accommodations

Eligible students will receive information on how to arrange for their accommodations both verbally and in writing during an accommodation orientation with their counselor. The following list includes some of our most common accommodations and should serve as a quick review.

Accessible Furniture

Students who have disabilities involving mobility problems or pain may be eligible for accessible furniture in place of traditional classroom furniture. Accessible furniture includes tables and chairs that can be larger, more comfortable, or more adjustable than the standard furniture. For more information about arranging for adaptive furniture, read our Accessble Furniture handout.

Accessible Media

Students with print disabilities may be eligible to receive their books in accessible format (such as audio or e-text). Before the first use of accessible media, students should discuss their needs with our Accessible Media Coordinator and complete a consultation with our Accessible Technology department. See the Accessible Media handout for information about arranging for this accommodation, including the need for early requesting. For legal principles governing the determination of accessible media accommodations, see our Accessible Media Business Practices.

Accessible Testing

Students eligible for this service may receive extra time on their timed classroom exams, test in a room with minimal distractions, or make use of other specific test accommodations. To arrange for accessible testing, students submit a Request for Accessible Testing form to the instructor and return it to the Accessibility Services office one week before quizzes and midterms and two weeks before the beginning of finals week. Read the Accessible Testing handout for more information.

Audio Recording Lectures

Students who have difficulty hearing, concentrating, or writing during class lectures may be eligible to audio record the lectures. See the Audio Recording Lectures handout to arrange this accommodation. On professor request, you may also need to complete the Certification and Rules Governing Recording Lectures.   

Copy of a Classmate's Notes

Note-taking accommodations are provided to eligible students with disabilities that impair lecture access. Eligible students recruit their own notetakers from each class. For detailed information about this process, please refer to the Copies of a Classmate's Notes handout. Once students have found a suitable notetaker, they will need to complete the Note-taking Referral Form. If students need assistance from their professors in order to find a notetaker, they should use the Notetaker Recruitment letter.  

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