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Academic Accommodations

Academic accommodation is a process by which you are provided conditions, services, and/or tools, which help to compensate for the effects of your disability in your studying, classroom learning, testing and other evaluation. These accommodations are based on your funtional limitations; they are unique to you and specific to your disability-related needs. Appropriate accommodation is fair and is meant to “level the playing field” and not give you an advantage over your p​eers.

Letter of Accommodation

The Letter of Accommodation is a summary of the academic accommodations and support which may be required in order to participate in lectures, complete course work, and/or write tests and exams.  The Letter of Accommodation is typically emailed to the Professor by the Accessibility Consultant at the beginning of each semester.  

Important: You must request your Letter of Accommodation be released to your Professors each term by completing the Returning Student Form online​

Examples of Accommodations

Depe​nding on your documented needs, appropriate services or supports may include: 

  • Testing Accommodations
  • Distraction Reduced Testing Room
  • Screen Reader such as Zoom Text / JAWS
  • Speech-to-Text Software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Text-to-Speech Software such as Kurzweil
  • Textbooks in alternate format
  • Digital Recorder/ Smart Pen
  • In-class note-taking
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Closed Captioned films, videos, and scripts when possible
  • Descriptive Video

 *Please note this list is not exhaustive.​


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