According to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 Reasonable Accommodations (for educational settings) means making appropriate adjustments or modifications of examinations, training materials or policies; the provision of qualified readers or interpreters and other similar accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
Marshall University’s Disabled Student Services Offices recognizes the following as reasonable accommodations:
- Extended test time – time and a half to double time
- Preferential seating
- Table & chair rather than desk
- Readers for test questions
- Scribes for tests
- Course Substitution
- Separate, quiet room
- Tape record class
- Early registration after the first semester
In order to receive an academic accommodation, a student should provide documentation to the Office of Disability Services, the College Program for Students with Aspergers, the HELP Program, and/or the Student Athlete Program Offices. This office will then notify the professor of the recommended reasonable accommodation. Although a professor may choose to provide the accommodation, consulting any of the above offices is recommended.