What Accommodations May I Have?

Students in higher education are entitled to “reasonable accommodations” if they have a disability. Accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the tasks, to the environment, or to the way things are usually done so that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program and campus life.

The exact accommodations you may be granted depend on your disability and individual needs. Academic adjustments may include extended time for testing; acquiring your textbooks in an alternate form; arranging for priority registration; reducing a course load; substituting one course for another; providing note takers, sign language interpreters, and adaptive software or hardware. The purpose of meeting with the OAS Director after initiating services is to create an accommodation plan tailored to you.

Please note that accommodations must be “reasonable.” For example, we may not change the substantive content of a test, reduce the requirements of a course, or make adjustments that would fundamentally alter the nature of a service, program, or activity. Nor may we provide an accommodation that would result in an undue financial or administrative burden.