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  • Accommodation Examples

Disability Services

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  • Accommodation Examples

    Accommodations are in several different categories. Below are brief descriptions and examples of the most common categories of accommodations that permit a student with a disability to participate in the educational process. 

    • Changes to a classroom environment or task.
      Examples include providing a quiet room for test taking and other test taking accommodations (i.e. providing extended time, giving the exam in alternative formats, permitting the use of a dictionary or spell checker, and repeating instructions), and providing written materials in alternative formats such as large print, Braille, computer disk, or audiotape.
    • Removal of architectural barriers.
      Examples include adapting a dorm room to meet the needs of a student who uses a wheelchair and installing better lighting in classrooms to assist students with low vision.
    • Provision of auxiliary aids and services.
      Examples include providing sign language interpreters, note takers or scribes, tape recorders, and readers.

    These accommodations are provided free of charge to qualified students.

    Accommodations That Won’t Be Provided

    • Personal devices such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or glasses, and personal services such as assistance with eating, toileting or dressing will not be provided.
    • Accommodations that lower or change classroom standards or program standards too much will not be provided. For example, although instructors may allow alternative assignments or tests, these alternatives will not be easier or harder than the ones they are replacing.
    • Accommodations that are too expensive or require too much manpower.
    • Accommodations that would change the essence of a program will not be provided.