What are Accommodations?
Accommodations adjust the manner in which instructional, testing, and employment situations are presented or evaluated, so that an individual with a disability can demonstrate his or her knowledge in a fair and equitable fashion. Accommodations may involve adjustments in the presentation of instructional or testing material, the manner in which the student responds to the material, the actual scheduling or time allotted for the activity, and the setting of the test or activity.
Accommodations individualize instruction to meet diverse learning levels and are legally mandated. These instructions may include combining oral instruction with visual handouts or reading aloud material that is too difficult for a learner.
Some of the services available to eligible students are listed below. Not every eligible student will qualify for every service. The accommodations that are provided to a student depend on an individual student's disability and how that disability affects their access to the education process.
Examples of services available through DRC that are in addition to those regularly offered by the College include:
- Testing Accommodations
- Assessment for Learning Disabilities
- Specialized Counseling
- Interpreter Services for hearing-impaired students
- Note-taking Services
- Reader Services
- Transcription Services
- Registration Assistance
- Adaptive Technology