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Academic Adjustments - Access to Class Information

Students who have difficulty attending to or hearing oral information, or transcribing oral information into a written format, may be eligible for assistance in obtaining class information in an alternative format. A Disability Resource Center Program Specialist in the Office of the Dean of Students works with each student individually to determine the most appropriate accommodations based on the student's medical documentation and specific needs. Following are brief descriptions of the most commonly used services.

Notetaking service: Notetakers, employed and supervised by the Coordinator of Auxiliary Services, take notes for students with disabilities.

TypeWell transcribing service: Transcribers, contracted and supervised by the Coordinator of Auxiliary Services, transcribe class information for students with disabilities.

Interpreting service: Sign language and oral interpreters, contracted and supervised by the Coordinator of Interpreting Services, interpret classes for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Real-time reporting service: Reporters trained in real-time verbatim transcription, contracted and supervised by the Coordinator of Auxiliary Services, transcribe class information for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Assistive listening devices: The Disability Resource Center has a limited number of assistive listening devices for short-term loan, including FM systems and infrared headsets.

Instructor-provided accommodations: A Disability Resource Center Program Specialist may recommend that an instructor provide accommodations, which include preferential seating and copies of notes and/or overheads if available.

Class taping service: The Division of Instructional Services audiotapes lectures in selected classrooms. To request this service, students with disabilities must contact the Disability Resource Center.