Types of Accommodations


To be successful in college, many students with disabilities find it necessary to utilize assistance from the campus disability services office. Reasonable academic accommodations are determined based on your disability documentation and individual needs. Accommodations ensure that students with disabilities are given an equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of a subject. A few examples of accommodations may include:

  • reduced course load
  • note takers and/or tape recorders
  • sign language interpreters
  • extended time for testing
  • alternative text.
  • assistive technology such as screen readers, voice recognition or other adaptive software or hardware may also be available to assist students in completing school work.

It is important to note that postsecondary schools are not required to provide accommodations that fundamentally alter the essential nature of a program or would result in undue financial burdens. Additionally, postsecondary schools do not have to provide services of a personal nature like personal attendants, readers for personal use or study, or services such as tutoring and typing.