Reasonable accommodations or reasonable modifications can be provided to ensure each student is able to perform academically. According to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, universities are required to make reasonable accommodations and to provide aids and services for persons with disabilities. This can include adjusting exams, supplying readers and more.
- Extended test time
- Preferential seating
- Table and chair seating rather than desk
- Readers for test questions
- Scribes for tests
- Course substitution
- Separate, quiet room
- Tape recorded classes
- Early registration following the first semester
The university does not recognize Facilitated Communication as a reasonable accommodation.
Receive an Academic Accommodation
To receive an academic accommodation, students should provide documentation to any or all of the following programs: the Office of Disability Services, College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Higher Education for Learning Problems (HELP) Center and/or Buck Harless Student-Athlete Program Office. Following this contact, Disability Services will notify professors of recommendations. Although professors may choose to provide accommodations, consulting any of the above offices is advised.