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Common Accommodations

Under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), colleges are required to provide accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure equal access to education. Colleges may provide similar accommodations to those your student received in high school, including:

  • Classroom accommodations
    • Preferential seating
    • Note taking
    • Interpreting—Signed exact English, American Sign Language (ASL), cued speech, or oral
    • FM technology
    • Audiology
    • Captioning
    • Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
  • Testing accommodations
    • A quiet environment
    • Extra time

In addition, colleges may also provide:

  • Housing accommodations
    • Visual fire alarms
    • Flashing light doorbell
  • Other accommodations
    • Course substitutions for required or pre-requisite courses
    • Reduced course load
    • Extended time to complete requirements

Accommodations may vary by college and your student’s specific needs. It is your student’s responsibility to secure accommodations by working with the Office of Disability Services.