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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 students 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).
  • Make an appointment with Ken Westhusing to discuss the need for a note taker.
  • NOTE: If you find you do not need notes once the class begins (such as the format of the class does not lend itself to notes, or the professor provides class notes, i.e., Blackboard), please notify Cheri White 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.
  • Return the completed form to LSS as soon as possible. 
  • 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 formatted materials prior to the beginning of the semester, if possible.  The conversion process is often lengthy and challenging, as each text is formatted specifically for the 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:

  • Complete an Alternate Format Use Agreement form (available in the LSS office).
  • Return the completed form to LSS prior to the beginning of the semester if possible, along with proof of purchase (copy of your receipt) for your textbooks.
  • Make an appointment with Cheri White.