Reasonable accommodations enhance the opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities who may not otherwise be considered for reasons unrelated to actual educational requirements to be or remain enrolled. The purpose of providing reasonable accommodations is to enable educational institutions to accept or retain qualified students regardless of their disability by eliminating barriers on campus.
Accommodations are tailored for a class, activity, or test that an individual is required to perform. The law requires that each person with a disability must be consulted prior to the planning and be involved in the implementation of an accommodation.
Types of accommodations
- Disability Parking
- Extended time for exams
- Alternative media for textbooks
- Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired
- Voice-Activated Software
- Screen Reader
- Tape recorders (for emergency use)
- Sign-language interpreters (upon request)
- C-Print Captioning for the Hearing Impaired
- Distraction-free exam space
- Lab and/or Library assistance
- Registration assistance
- Priority registration
Decisions to implement an accommodation should include making a choice that will best meet the needs of the individual by minimizing limitation and enhancing his or her ability to perform required educational tasks, while serving the interests of your majority student population.