DSS has been delegated the authority and the responsibility to recommend academic adjustments and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. DSS is staffed with professionals to help both students and faculty members assist in determining appropriate academic accommodations. The following is an outline of participants' responsibilities:
Many students with disabilities find that they must have alterations in the way examinations are given in order not to be adversely affected by their disabling conditions. For example, a student with a learning disability may require extended time to complete the exam, a low vision student may need written material, including exams in large print, and a student with limited hand dexterity may require a scribe or extra time to write. Modifications such as these are appropriate and consistent with federal law.
Refer to the information for test administration with accommodations for more detail.
Many students with disabilities find that they need assistance in obtaining lecture notes. For example, a student with a visual impairment who finds it difficult to see the PowerPoint, may require a copy of lecture notes.
Refer to the information for note taking as an accommodation for more detail.
DSS encourages students with epilepsy or seizure disorders to inform their instructors of their condition. Typically, seizures can be considered an emergency situation and you can call 911 for parametic assistance. Please refer to the following handout for guidelines onresonding to seizures.