Types of Accommodations

The following are considered typical accommodations in a university setting.  Please remember that educational goals and objectives differ for post-secondary education under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Therefore, students may receive accommodations in high school that cannot be provided in a university setting.  Unlike high school, in a university setting the institution is responsible for providing access, not ensuring success.

Extended Quiz/Test Time

This is uninterrupted testing time that is typically 1.5x the time allotted on the quiz or test. If the test is 50 minutes, a person receiving 1.5x would have 75 minutes for the testing process.

Separate Room/Quiet Room for Testing

This is a distraction free environment with a proctor for the duration of the test.

Test Reader

The test proctor will read the test items as often as the student needs within the allotted test period. The proctor will only read the test and may not offer any clarification of the test.

Test Scribe

The test proctor writes or types what the student dictates are the answers to the test. The student is still responsible for any corrections to grammar, spelling and structure.

Note Taker

This is typically a class mate who provides copies of their own notes to the student who has been approved for a note taker.  These notes are a supplement to the student’s own notes.  The student receiving notes must attend class and be actively engaged in the lecture, taking their own notes.

Assistive Technology

Some examples include:  alternative text formats, assistive listening devices, and adaptive computer access.