Accommodations are based on the individual student, disability, and the academic environment.  Common academic accommodations may include:

  • Less distracting test environment
  • Extended test time
  • Assistive technology which may include Text to Speech software, Speech to text, Notetaking aids, digital recorders etc.
  • Books in alternative format
  • Interpreters and hearing systems
  • Scheduled check in meetings
  • Resource referral
  • Orientation to the building
  • Early registration
  • Course registration review
  • And general support

ADA does not require colleges to provide personal assistants, individual personal tutors, or personal assistive technology.  Disability Services may refer students to local resources/agencies which may be able to assist with these services.

Differences between high school and college