Accommodations

Once an eligible student has provided appropriate documentation, the student and the SAS Coordinator work together to determine the accommodations will ensure the student has equal access in the classroom and campus life overall. Accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • Extended time for tests
  • Testing in a reduced-distraction environment
  • Note taking assistance
  • Permission to audio-record lectures
  • Texts in alternative formats (e.g., electronic, audio)
  • Materials in enlarged print
  • Scribes or exams
  • Read and Write Gold (text-to-speech software and writing assistance software)
  • FM listening devices
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Specialized housing requests

Students whose accommodations require advanced time to arrange, (e.g., scheduling sign language interpreters or producing texts in an alternate format) should notify SAS of these needs as soon as they register for the relevant course.

SAS also provides the following supportive services:

  • Self-advocacy
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Study skills
  • Referrals to other professionals

Accommodation Letters

SAS creates a letter for students receiving academic accommodations which the students then deliver to their professors. These letters confirm the student has registered with SAS and states the accommodation(s) the student has been approved to receive. Students are strongly encouraged to request their accommodation letters at the beginning of each semester. Once students have requested and received their accommodation letter, they should personally meet with each of their professors during their professors’ office hours or make an appointment to present them with the letter and discuss their accommodations and disability needs. Students do not need to notify their professors of their disabilities if they are not requesting accommodations for courses.