Accommodations Determination

The accommodations each student requires are considered individually. While students may share common diagnoses, this does not always indicate the same or even similar services

Service decisions are based on what is known about the requirements of each course, including grading indicators and testing formats and the unique disability needs of the student. Disability documentation provided for the individual is reviewed as are recommendations made by a treating physician or registered/licensed professional or diagnostician. The student and the Director of SAS meet each semester services are anticipated. Several accommodation options are considered. For example, if a student presents difficulty in writing essay questions in a timed examination but can be supported by the use of using a computer; such a recommendation could be made. If a student has experienced a temporary injury that prevents him/her from typing with two hands, extended time can be considered to compensate for one hand typing speed. If, the injury or illness suggests a compromise to handwriting of questionable duration, SAS can consider the introduction of other supports such as transcription, scribe service and/or computer based voice recognition.

In deciding on and providing individual services, the University always considers fair and equal provision of services for all students. Legal counsel from the University is provided to and used by SAS.