Overview

This list gives a general idea of possible modifications we can make for various disabilities.

Auxiliary Services

Auxiliary Services refers to services directly provided to a student with a disability by another person. These services would include:

  • Notetaking
  • Readers, such as an exam reader
  • Amanuenses (a person to take dictation and produce a manuscript for someone who cannot write/type)
  • Laboratory assistants

These roles are typically filled with qualified undergraduate or graduate students.

Blindness or Visual Impairment

  • Audiobooks/files
  • Braille
  • Electronic and large print texts, syllabi, handouts, and other materials (available same time as print versions)
  • Specialized computing equipment (large display, speech output)
  • Mobility orientation

Cognitive Disabilities Such as Dyslexia, AD/HD

  • Extended time for examinations
  • Flexibility for unique organizational methods
  • Alternatives to physically writing for some, reading for others

Deafness or Hearing Impairment

Equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities and compliance with disability civil rights laws is a shared responsibility that extends across campus. Each department, office, campus activity, etc. is responsible for the accessibility of its own programs, services and activities. Student Accessibility Services can provide various adjustments for students whom are deaf, or have a hearing impairment. Adjustments may include:

  • Sign language interpreters, sign language transliterators
  • Notetaking services
  • Captioned video, film, and web-streaming
  • Using only accessible websites
  • Computer software that produces visual cues to replace sounds
  • Reserved seat in front of class
  • Other visual cues to supplement sound (such as lights)
  • Real-time captioning (such as CART)
  • Oral interpreters

To discuss if these options are a good adjustment for you, please contact us to schedule an appointment with Ward Newmeyer or Alicia Brandon.

Dysfluency/Speech Impairment

  • Extra time for communication
  • Use of computer adaptive technology for communication

Impaired Sense of Smell or Taste

  • Audible natural gas detection equipment in a laboratory

Impaired Sense of Touch

  • Warning signs near hot or cold items

Motor Disabilities

(reduced strength in fingers, limbs, head or body)

  • Power assisted or other adapted equipment
  • Assistance moving and retrieving materials
  • Accessible classrooms