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Accommodations and Academic Adjustments

Note-taking Assistance

Note-taking services are available to students who have a diagnosed disability, and whose documentation supports this accommodation.  

Learning Support Services (LSS) recruits note takers; they are student who are taking the same course as the student requesting the service.  Our note takers are required to have the professor's approval before they are eligible to be a note taker.

To request a note-taker for a class:

  • Complete a Request a Note Taker form (also available in the LSS office, Walker 126).
  • NOTE: If you find you do not need notes once the class begins (such as if the format of the class does not lend itself to notes, or the professor provides class notes, i.e., Blackboard), please notify LSS as soon as possible.

Testing Accommodations and Adjustments ~ Reduced Distraction, Extended Time, Test Reader and/or Test Scribe, or Adaptive Technology

Students who have a documented disability that require an accommodation for testing services are eligible for this service.

To request testing accommodations and adjustments:

  • Complete a Request for Test Accommodations form, available in the LSS office, Walker 126.
  • Return the completed form to LSS at least one week before the day of the exam.
  • NOTE: The student must return the request form completed, including the professor's signature, and schedule a testing appointment before services will be given.

Alternative Formatted Material

Alternative formatted material includes audio, large print, electronic text, Braille, and other specialized formats of textbooks, syllabi, and other class materials.  

According to copyright law, LSS can only provide alternative formatted materials to students with a verified print disability.  A print disability is defined as a disability that interferes with a student's ability to read, comprehend, or manipulate (hold, turn pages) traditional text.  

It is the student's responsibility to request alternate format prior to the beginning of the semester, if possible.  The conversion process is often lengthy and challenging, as each text is formatted specifically for individual students' needs; to that end, later requests may result in resources not being available at the beginning of the semester.

To request alternative formatted materials:

  • Make an appointment with Cheri White, Program Director for LSS, prior to the semester as soon as possible.