Examples of Accommodations

Below are some examples of accommodations that may be useful for students with disabilities to improve access to course content and inclusion in classroom activities.

  • Blindness and Low vision
    1. Audio, Brailled or electronic-formatted lecture notes, handouts, and texts
    2. Verbal descriptions of visual aids
    3. Raised-line drawings and tactile models of graphic materials
    4. Braille lab signs and equipment labels, auditory lab warning signals
    5. Adaptive lab equipment (e.g., talking thermometers and calculators, light probes, and tactile timers)
    6. Computer with optical character reader, voice output, Braille screen display and printer output
    7. Seating near the front of class
    8. Large print handouts, lab signs, and equipment labels
    9. Class assignments made available in electronic format
    10. Other assistive technology

    Please see information about our services available for assistive technology

    Please see suggestions about how to support blind and low vision students in the classroom.

  • Deafness and Hard of Hearing
    1. Sign language interpreter, FM system, notetaker
    2. Open or closed-captioned films, use of visual aids
    3. Written assignments, lab instructions, demonstration summaries
    4. Visual warning system for lab emergencies
    5. Use of email for class and private discussions

    Please see information about our services available for assistive technology

    Please see more suggestions about how to support deaf and hard of hearing students in the classroom.

  • Learning disability or ADHD
    1. Software for note-taking assistance
    2. Extended time on tests and exams
    3. Low-distraction testing environment
    4. Priority Seating in the classroom

    Please see information about our services available for assistive technology

  • Mobility impairment
    1. Note taker / lab assistant
    2. Classrooms, labs, and field trips in accessible locations
    3. Accessible furniture and equipment made available
    4. Class assignments made available in electronic format
    5. Computer equipped with special input device/assistive technology (e.g., voice input, alternative keyboard

    Please see information about our services available for assistive technology

  • Chronic medical condition, health impairment, or psychological disability
    1. Note taker or audio recorder for lectures
    2. Attendance considerations/plans for absences due to unpredictable symptom exacerbations or flares
    3. Extended time for tests and exams
    4. Assignments made available in electronic format; use of email to facilitate communication

    Please see more suggestions about how to support students with the following chronic medical condition, health impairment, or psychological disability:

    Narcolepsy
    Diabetes
    Seizure Disorder

Occasionally, students with disabilities may be approved for accommodations that allow for the recording of classroom lectures or modified attendance policies. Below are some resources that provide more specific information and guidance regarding these specific reasonable accommodations.

Recording contract
Modified attendance policy