1.5 Extended Test Time
Student is allowed one and a half times (50% more time) the regular exam duration. For example if the regular duration is 60 minutes then the 1.5 extended time accommodation would be 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes).
2.0 Extended Test Time
Student is allowed double/two times (100% more time) the regular exam duration. For example if the regular duration is 60 minutes then the 2.0 extended time accommodation would be 120 minutes (2 hours).
Accessible or Ergonomic Furniture
Student is allowed accessible furniture in classroom or for testing purposes at DSC. This can include adjustable height desks for accessibility with wheel chairs as well as chairs for more back support.
Student is eligible to have letter sent on their behalf to each of their professors notifying them of their registration with DSC and their classroom and testing accommodations. Students must fill out and submit the online Accommodation Letter request form at the beginning of each quarter, no later than Week 2, or at time of first registering. ALL students registered with DSC should have this as an accommodation.
Adaptive Technology/ Computing-Other
Student is eligible for Adaptive Technology such as Kurzweil 1000/3000, Read/Write Gold (RWG), ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS). Be sure to specify what type in the accommodations description box. As an "Other" accommodation this specifies that the student may utilize this resource as a home/study tool. NOTE: Verify whether the student requires Adaptive Technology/Computing for Classroom and/or a Testing accommodation.
Student is eligible for alternate media/conversion in another format not otherwise listed in the accommodation listing (i.e. 3D printing, alternate models, diagrams, etc.)
Assistive Listening Device (ALD/ALS)
Student is eligible for an Assistive Listening Device/System (ALD/ALS) to aid in the hearing of lectures or discussions.
Student may use assistive technology such as Kurzweil, Read and Write Gold (RWG), Dragon Naturally speaking or Zoomtext when taking exams. Be sure to specify what type of assistive technology in the description box. In nearly every case this will also mean the student will need to take their exams at DSC as they will need to use our computers to access the programs.
Student is eligible to have course materials (for their enrolled courses) such as textbooks, readings, course handouts, and etc. converted to Braille.
Student receives specified accommodations in the classroom such as a reserved seating.
Digital Audio Format (MP3, WAV, CD, etc)
Student is eligible to have course materials (for their enrolled courses) converted into an audio format.
Digital Document Format
Student is eligible to have course materials (for their enrolled courses) converted to a digital format such as a word document (DOC), plain text (TXT), rich text (RTF), DAISY, HTML or portable document format (PDF). This allows them to utilize reading software such as Read and Write Gold with their course materials.
Student is eligible to receive course lecture notes. The professor, a TA, or a student note-taker recruited from the course, will provide notes to DSC which will then be shared with the eligible student.
Student is eligible to have access to the syllabus prior to the beginning of the quarter.
Eating During Exam
Student is allowed to have and consume food/beverage while taking an exam.
Student is eligible to have their course materials, including exams, converted to an enlarged text format. Often this is achieved by converting the material to a PDF file for it to be viewed larger on a computer. When this is not possible, for instance when the student requires a hard copy we use the copier to blow the material up.
Extended Test Time Other
Student receives a specified extended test time.
Student is allowed intermittent breaks during class or an exam to eat food.
Student is allowed excused absences without fear of penalty due to medical reasons.
Preferential Seating in Class
Student is eligible for preferred seating in lecture halls and classrooms. A seat is reserved for the student in their preferred location. A common application for this accommodation is for a student with a visual or hearing impairment to be able to sit at the front of the classroom. When appropriate DSC may place a sign reserving specific seat for the student in the classroom, however, when possible this is avoided to maintain the confidentiality of the student’s registration with DSC.
Student is eligible to have a reader assigned to orate exams or other materials for them.
Student eligible to receive real time captioning for their lectures and discussions. A real-time captioninst is assigned to attend the course and provide the student a transcript of each class session. NOTE: This accommodation can also be provided remotely only if lecture is in location with internet connectivity.
Student eligible to use of an audio recording device to record lecture or discussion.
Student is permitted restroom breaks during exams, lectures, etc.
Scan and Read
Student is eligible to have their course materials scanned and converted by DSC to an accessible document format so that they can utilize reading software such as Kurzweil 1000/3000 or Read and Write Gold.
Student is eligible for a scribe for exams. Student must also have Separate Location (DSC) as an accommodation as student will have a scribe at the DSC office.
Seating for Personal Attendant/Captioner/Interpreter
Accommodation allows a seat to be reserved, in some cases next or near to the student for their Personal Attendant/Captioner/Interpreter/Course Assistant.
Separate Location (DSC)
Student is eligible to take quizzes and exams at DSC. Any student with any type of testing accommodation should also have this as an accommodation.
Student is eligible to have a service animal, such as a seeing eye dog, with them at all times, including lectures and discussions.
Student is allotted short break during their exams. This may allow for restroom breaks, a break to take medication, a break to get up and stretch, etc. In most cases, student should also have Separate Location (DSC) as an accommodation.
Sign Language Interpreter
Student is assigned or is allowed to have a sign language interpreter in lectures and discussions.
Student is given a smartpen to aide with note-taking for lectures and discussions. The smartpen is a device that records the lecture and syncs what the student writes with the audio recording. This allows the student to easily review the audio recording of the lecture when reviewing their notes. Student should also have recorded lecture as an accommodation.
Student is eligible for some type of testing accommodation not on this list. Be sure to describe the accommodation in the accommodation description box.
Student requires videos that are to be used in the course to have the audio captioned and/or prompted for hearing disabilities.
Student is eligible to have reserved seating in the wheelchair accessible seats/areas in lecture halls and classrooms.