Accommodations

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Disability Resources strives to design accommodations to meet your needs. To better serve you, the more notice we have, the stronger the service we can provide. We ask that you request services in a timely manner and provide appropriate documentation indicating the specific need for a reasonable accommodation. Below are examples of some accommodations we offer.  Determination of accommodations is based on documentation and your interview with the campus Learning Specialist.
 

Accommodations for qualifying students may include:

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  • Academic adjustments (alternative testing)
  • Aids and services (adaptive technologies)
  • Academic modifications (course substitutions)
  • College Placement Test modifications

Academic adjustments:

  • alternative testing
  • scribe for exams
  • use of calculator for exams
  • early registration
  • priority seating
  • ramps and chair lifts

Early registration for classes

If you are a continuing student on record with Disability Resources and have registered for classes within the academic year, you are eligible for early registration.
Campus Disability Resources specialists can provide registration assistance to students with disability-related scheduling issues and may advise you on academic or course selection.

Test and exam accommodations

Test-taking accommodations are determined in your initial meeting with your home campus Disability Resources specialist. From there, you submit a Student Accommodation Form to your instructor, allowing enough time to make those arrangements.
You and your instructor typically agree on the testing arrangements, which are usually flexible.
For example, a student requesting double time for an exam may take it in the instructor's office, in the campus testing center or in another proctored location. A student who uses audio for testing may have a recorded CD or a live reader.
 

Aids and services:

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  • Adaptive technologies such as screen readers, enlargers, portable CCTVs, video captioning, adjustable lab tools and speech-to-text software
  • Alternative format textbooks
  • American Sign Language interpreters
  • Audio test format (reader or CD)
  • Calculators
  • Copies of class presentations
  • Electronic writing alternatives
  • Notetakers
  • Use of tape recorder
  • Text-to-speech captionist

Tutors

SPC provides a limited number of tutors for Disability Resources students. Tutoring is available by weekly appointment on selected SPC sites and is primarily focused on writing and mathematics courses. You can also take advantage of campus learning support commons and online tutoring available to all SPC students.