Accommodations

Student  Disability Services works with students to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations dependent upon each individual situation. Some of the more common accommodations, including common implementation examples are:

  • Extended Time for timed assessment including: exams and quizzes

    • Amount of time extension (multiplier) will be included in the Faculty Notification Letter

    • Most faculty utilize the Testing Center to fulfill this accommodation

    • Faculty may fulfil this accomodation by providing space and proctor instead of using the Testing Center

  • Reduced Distraction Environment

    • Most faculty utilize the Testing Center to fulfill this accommodation

    • Faculty may fulfil this accomodation by providing space and proctor instead of using the Testing Center

  • Accessible format of digital materials

    • Make sure any material you hand out or use in class is in a format that can be uploaded to Canvas

    • If a scan is used make sure it is a high DPI (600 is prefered)  and if text is present it is highlightable

      • If you need assistance making a document accessible, contact SDS

    • While this is a specific accommodation for some students, it may benefit all students

  • Alternative Textbook Format

    • It is important to notify The S&T Store of what materials will be required for your classes. SDS Staff and the minerAccess system utilize the bookstore’s information to acquire books in alternative formats

    • As you to move to OER textbooks please keep accessibility in mind, contact SDS if you have questions

  • Note Taking Assistance

    • Peer Note-taker

      • Allowing a student to post notes, in a confidential manner, for another student

      • Post to Canvas, asking if anyone would be willing to share copies of notes throughout the semester. The note-taker would upload notes to the instructor or SDS. Those notes would be forwarded to the student in a timely fashion.

      • This accommodation may be fulfilled by the instructor posting slides or notes to Canvas

    • Provision to audio record lectures

      • Via phone, audio recorder, or laptop, the student is allowed audio record lectures.

 

Accommodations that may need further clarifications or collaboration between SDS, student, and instructor

Some disabilities are episodic in nature and as a result a student may have to miss class for medical concerns

  • Make up work missed due to illness

  • Flexibility regarding attendance