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
  • Notetakers
  • Interpreters
  • 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.