Examples of Accommodations

  • Low vision
    1. Seating near the front of class
    2. Large print handouts, lab signs, and equipment labels
    3. Class assignments made available in electronic format
    4. Other assistive technology

    Please see information about our services available for assistive technology

  • Blindness
    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 recognition (OCR), voice output, Braille screen display and printer output

    Please see information about our services available for assistive technology

  • Hearing impairment
    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
  • 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
  • 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

    For more information about see 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

*Reasonable accommodations and classroom adjustments are individualized and based on appropriate documentation and student need.