Accessibility Aids

Accessibility Aids 

Accessibility Services will be able to create or update your accomodation plan. These plans need to be created for each semester that you are requesting accommodations for. Acceptable documentation must be provided to support your accommodation requests. All of these accessibility aids must be approved by the coordinator of Accessibility Services.

Accessible Text/Materials

  • Accessibility will try to honor your preference of alternative format material. This is dependent on lead time, availability, and volume of material.
  • Adjustments may be necessary and have you use assistive technology available on campus. 

Alternative Testing

  • Testing accommodations may include extended time, a reduced-distraction environment, computer use for written exams, enlarged print, or use of a calculator
  • Test accommodations (proctoring) may be provided through the Accessibility Services Office based on specific arrangements made by you and your instructor(s). 

American Sign Language Interpreters

  • ASL interpretation services will be arranged for qualifying deaf and hard-of-hearing students for scheduled classes and student activities.
  • You must request interpreter services in advance due to limited availability. 

Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment

  • You will be able to sign out equipment, such as the amplification system and talking calculator from the Accessibility Services Office. 
  • Other equipment, such as computer software, a Kurzweil scanner or overhead magnifier will be available in assigned classrooms or the Accessibility Services Office.
  • Equipment or software training will be provided. Plan to spend additional time on campus for this training.

Captioning

  • Accessibility Services will recieve course materials such as recorded lectures from instructors and transcribe them into a captioning program for the use of students.

Note Taking

  • You will need to ask your instructor(s) for assistance with identifying a volunteer to take class notes. If a volunteer note taker cannot be identified, contact the accessibility services coordinator.
  • Classroom notes will generally be taken using a tape recorder or a volunteer classmate. Carbonless duplication paper and a photocopier are available through the Accessibility Services Office. Students normally provide and operate the tape recorder and supply tapes and batteries, although a limited number may be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.