Accommodations are individualized and are intended to minimize the impact a disability has on your access to an educational setting. Accommodations provide meaningful access to the programs, services and activities at MSUM.
Common approved accommodations can be requested below. For other requests not noted here, please contact the Director of Accessibility Resources.
I understand that before I take the exam:
I understand the exam rooms at Accessibility Resources have video monitoring equipment. This video surveillance can be used as proof of my actions during testing.
I understand that while I'm taking the exam:
Register for an Exam or Quiz
Accessibility Resources (AR) provides class notes as an accommodation if you have a documented disability that adversely affects your ability to take notes and you have been determined eligible for this accommodation.
By submitting the Request a Note Taker form, I agree to follow the procedures listed above.
Request a Note Taker
The digital age and the development of screen reading software has made it possible for individuals who cannot read or comprehend regular print to access print in various ways, hence the term alternate text format. Alternate text format (ATF) refers to the variety of ways print can be accessed using different formats which may include: Electronic text (E-text), scanned material, digital recordings and, of course, Braille.
Text in alternate format is provided if you have a print disability, are registered with Accessibility Resources, and have been deemed eligible for this accommodation.
Check Bookshare (https://www.bookshare.org/cms) to see if the book you are requesting is available. (If you have not done so yet, please open a free Bookshare individual account.) If your textbook is not available on Bookshare then submit the Alternative Format Textbook Request form.
Alternative Format Textbook Request form
Interpreting ServicesSign Language Interpreters may be provided to you if you request and demonstrate a need for interpreter services and will the benefit from such a service. In order to receive interpreting services you must be registered with MSUM Accessibility Resources.
Priority of ServicesRequests will be covered according to the following priorities:
Special requests for services, i.e. those not listed on your class schedule, should be made as soon as possible, preferably 72 hours in advance.
Interpreter No ShowsIf an interpreter does not show for a scheduled assignment, please notify Accessibility Resources as soon as possible.
Student No ShowsPlease notify Accessibility Resources 24 hours in advance, when possible, if you will not be attending class.
If you do not show up for class; the interpreter will wait five minutes for each half hour the class is scheduled to run.
Cancellation of ServicesIf you are absent from class for three class sessions in a row, without notifying Accessibility Resources, services may be suspended. In order to reinstate interpreter services, you will need to meet with the Director of Accessibility Resources. If you continue to be absent without notification, service may be discontinued.
Procedures for Requesting Interpreter ServicesInterpreter requests, for additional interpreting outside of regularly scheduled classes and labs, should be made 72 hours in advance via the Service Request Form below. Last minute and emergency requests will be filled if possible. However, there may be occasions when this is not possible because the needs of students in classrooms are a priority.
Request Sign Language Interpreter
Absence leniency is an accommodation that is recommended most often in cases where students have chronic health or unpredictable, episodic conditions that may cause them to be absent more often than the typical student. Absence leniency means that the student will not be penalized for absences within reasonable limits beyond what the course attendance policy allows (e.g., If other students lose points for being absent, a student with an absence leniency accommodation will be exempt from losing points and allowed to make up missed work). Absence leniency is approved on a case-by-case basis by Accessibility Resources (AR) and depends on each student’s individual circumstances, the degree of leniency is decided by faculty members on a course-by-course basis.
Request Absence Leniency