Accommodations are designed to provide equal access in environments which the disability limits. Please note that not all accommodations may be reasonable for a particular course or program. Contact the Center for Equal Access (the Center) for further inquiry about this matter.
The Center for Equal Access will facilitate any requests for auxiliary aids or external resources.
Consideration for absences - An accommodation that allows students to miss class without penalty if participation or in-class discussion is part of a course grade. Students must be allowed to make up points/graded work in an alternative format.
Use of captioning services - Caption Services is an outside company that captions as a lecture or class is in session. The Center will work with faculty to provide remote captioning services as needed.
Use of a computer - A student is allowed to use a computer during class whether it is discussion or lecture to take notes. Students can be held accountable if they are not using their computer appropriately. Additionally, a student may use a computer to complete an exam.
Descriptive services for media - Any video or media that includes non-verbal or visual cues must contain descriptive video. The Center will facilitate the process to create descriptive video, if the media does not include this feature.
Extended time (out of class) - An accommodation which allows students an extended period to complete work. Students with this accommodation must communicate with their faculty if they plan to use this accommodation ahead of time and provide a reasonable time frame to complete their work.
Use of a F/M system - An F/M system allows for students who are hard of hearing a mechanism to amplify the main speaker's voice and lessen extraneous noise. This is typically used in large lecture venues or a high population. The DRC provides a student with this device and notifies/trains faculty who may need to use the device.
Consideration for class participation - Students will be able to elect when they contribute to class discussion or participation; no unsolicited participation including reading aloud in class. Students can be asked to participate on a specific day with advanced notice.
Consideration for pronunciation - Consideration how a student may pronounce or speak; particularly with regard to foreign language. Students may be asked to describe the technique to pronounce, important aspects of the pronunciation or other key indicators that mastery has occured.
Consideration for spelling and grammar - Consideration for minor grammatical errors, spelling, misuse of homonyms without penalty. Faculty must use their discretion with this accommodation. Writing that does not convey the intended message to reader or is illegible is not part of this accommodation.
Consideration for tardiness - A student may not be penalized for arriving late for class. Students can be held accountable for disrupting class. Students who may have emergent or unexpected bathroom needs or have mobility limitations may be issued this accommodation.
Double time on exams - Additional time on exams or in-class timed assignments equal to the length of the scheduled exam time. Faculty who teach online are responsible for ensuring exams are established with the additional time. Courses on ground can utilize the Testing Center or campus site to facilitate the accommodation.
Time and one half for exams and in class assignments - Additional time on exams or in-class timed assignments equal to the length of half the scheduled exam time. Faculty who teach online are responsible for ensuring exams are established with the additional time. Courses on ground can utilize the Testing Center or campus site to facilitate the accommodation.
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