The beginning of the semester is a time for students to get a lot of things ready: buying school supplies, getting required reading done and coordinating work and class schedules. For some students, it’s time to request accommodations through disability services.
Individualized accommodations are for students who have a documented disability and are intended to minimize the impact a disability has on a student’s performance in class. Some common accommodations include alternative print formats, access to assistive technology, interpreters, library assistance, note takers, recorded lectures and test accommodations.
While disabilities must be documented with the disability services office, students are not required to disclose the nature of their disabilities to faculty. For information about eligibility, documentation and procedures, visit disability services online or in person at Founders Hall L107, Saint Paul Campus.