Examples of Academic Accommodations

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Real-Time Captioning (CART)
  • Captioning films
  • Priority seating
  • Note takers
  • Visual aids and visual warning systems for emergencies
  • Written assignments, instructions, notes
  • Use of e-mail for class and private discussions

Blind and Low Vision

  • Priority seating
  • Verbal descriptions of visual aids
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Large print, audiotapes, Brailled, or electronic handouts, signs, and labels
  • Class assignments made available in electronic format

Physical/Mobility Disabilities

  • Note takers
  • Accessible classrooms, labs, restrooms, and field trips
  • Adjustable tables
  • Class assignments made available in electronic format
  • Transportation

Learning Disabilities; ADD/ADHD

  • Note takers and/or audio-taped class sessions
  • Priority seating
  • Extra exam time; alternative testing arrangements
  • Visual, aural, and tactile instructional demonstrations
  • Computers with voice output, spell checker, and grammar checker

Psychiatric Disabilities; Systemic Disabilities (Chronic Illness)

  • Note takers
  • Flexible attendance requirements
  • Extra exam time
  • Make up exams
  • More time for class assignments

Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Provide assistive technology
  • Note takers
  • Extra exam time
  • Oral and written instructions
  • Scribe/reader for test
  • Use notes for test
  • Transportation

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