Disability Services for Students (DSS) is charged with collecting appropriate disability-related documentation and identifying academic accommodations for eligible students with disabilities. Collaboration with faculty is often necessary and important in discussing what may be reasonable in a particular situation.
Students with disabilities are expected to meet the same standards, requirements and expectations of the course. Accommodations allow for “equal access” and “equal opportunity."
While there is no "list" of accommodations, some of the more common ones are noted and explained below. Accommodations are based on the impact(s) of the disability, the essential elements of the program/activity and discussion with the student. They are determined on a case-by-case basis.
Accommodations : To comply with federal law and policy with respect to students with documented disabilities, please be aware of the following:
Absences from courses with attendance policies: In some cases, students with disabilities may have disability-related absences. To the extent possible without compromising learning in the class, those absences should not be counted as violating the attendance policy. Students remain responsible for any missed work.
Proctoring: DSS provides proctoring support for students requiring assistive technology. For all other accommodations requiring alternate test administration (distraction-reduced, extended time, etc.), faculty are responsible for seeking solutions and should request the assistance of their departments in locating rooms and proctors if necessary. Note: Under some circumstances, the college dean’s office will assist with locating space and providing funds for student proctors.