The Americans with Disabilities Act states that a person with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, learning, and working. An "otherwise qualified" student is one who meets the academic standards required for admission to or participation in the specific program with or without reasonable accommodations.
Types of Accommodations
Requests for accommodations and services are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are determined by the nature of the student's disability and functional limitations. Some examples of possible accommodations are:
- Volunteer Note Takers
- Alternate Media for textbooks, class schedules, class syllabi, etc.
- Testing modifications
- Distraction- Reduced Testing Environments
- Extended time for Tests and Quizzes
- Occasional extension of due dates
- Flexibility with attendance
- Reader for tests
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Assistive Technology
- Presentation modifications
- Use of recorder
- Service Animal
- Building approaches are available at all buildings on both campuses for easy access.
- Wheelchair ramps are strategically located in all buildings on both campuses.
- Elevators are available in Hastings Hall, Templin Hall, and the Main Academic Building in Historic Triangle campus.
- Restroom facilities are accessible on every floor in every building on both campuses.
- Drinking fountains are accessible in each building on both campuses.
- Handicapped Parking and specific Wheelchair Handicapped Parking
- Universal Design for Learning
- Course Design for Universal Design
- Faculty Guide on Student Mental Health
Faculty Responsibilities are as follows:
- Respect students' right to privacy and confidentiality
- Review accommodations forms with students. Contact Office of Accessibility prior to
- signing form, if they have any concerns about requested accommodations
- Provide accommodations, as agreed to on forms
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
offers a comprehensive list of scholarship and grant programs for these students.
For more information about how to best accommodate our students, here are alternative resources: