who require accommodations for testing must already have the appropriate
documentation on file and have met with the Coordinator for Disability
1. When a student presents the appropriate forms or paperwork
(e.g. a signed Faculty Notification form), it indicates that the student has met
with the Coordinator who has reviewed the disability verification and approved
the listed accommodations.
2. Students are encouraged to advise faculty of any needed
accommodations at the beginning of the semester, or as soon as practical, and no
fewer than five working days prior to the accommodation.
3. Faculty when receiving Faculty Notification forms may
contact Disability Services to inquire whether the accommodation has been
about an individual’s disability is confidential and cannot be shared for any
reason without a specific written release signed by the student.
It is not appropriate to discuss disability issues in the presence of
other students or faculty.
5. Accommodations include, but are not limited to, the
Audio recording of a lecture
Extended time for tests
Relocation of a class to a more accessible site
Adaptive computer equipment for tests
Assistive listening devices in class
Readers or scribes
Students using testing accommodations through Disability
Services or Student Support Services are responsible for taking their exams at
the same time as the professor scheduled the exam. However, there may be times
when extended time causes a scheduling conflict and a student must take the exam
at a different time or on a different day.
Reasons for scheduling change may include:
The Coordinator and class instructor will decide all other
reasons on a case-by-case basis.
It is not necessary for the instructor to lower academic
standards. Instead, the instructor and the student are encouraged to work
together to find alternate methods of accomplishing required tasks when
The Coordinator of Disability Services is available to
assist both instructors and students in the Student Counseling Center, RCH 111 or