Online study creates the need for accommodations that are different from those needed for traditional, in-class study.
Determining which accommodations you will need is a process based on a review of the functional limitations of your disability. Disability affects each student in varying ways, depending largely on your ability to compensate for the effects of your disability. Areas of difficulty may be:
All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis with the documentation you provide to the disability office.
DO ONLINE STUDENTS NEED DOCUMENTATION?
Documentation is the report that is generated by the professional who has diagnosed an individual’s disability. It provides the official basis of the student’s claim that he or she is a person with a disabling condition. This report usually discusses testing used to diagnose the condition, the diagnosis itself, the student’s strengths and weaknesses, the impact on affected major life activities and provides recommendations for reasonable accommodations. It helps to identify the functional limitations imposed by the disability.
The law allows the college to request this documentation when the student requests accommodations.
Supporting documentation may include: Psychological/Psycho-educational Evaluation or Medical Documentation of your disability.
PLEASE NOTE: An IEP or 504 Plan are NOT proof of a disability
HOW TO RECEIVE ACCOMMODATIONS
In order to receive support services through the Access and Equity office, follow the steps outlined below. Should you have any questions about this process, feel free to contact our office at anytime.
REQUEST FOR ALTERNATIVELY FORMATTED BOOKS
Students who have a print disability may request copies of their textbooks in alternative formats. The college uses a variety of sources to supply these materials, including files obtained from the publisher and scanning books in house. In order to request texts in alternative formats, the following procedures must be followed:
• Print or fill in and submit the Application for Texts in Alternative Formats.
• Submit documentation of your print disability and proof of purchase.
• You must complete a new application for each term you enroll. Books will not be requested on your behalf unless you submit the form and proof of purchase. Documentation only needs to be supplied once.
• Requests take approximately 4-6 weeks, depending on the source of the text. Some texts may be turned around faster, some may take longer. Check with the statewide coordinator after submitting your request for a progress report.
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