Accommodations

Meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services each semester to determine if your accommodations are appropriate for the current semester.

Accommodations may include—but are not limited to—the following examples:

General

  • Extended deadlines to complete class assignments.
  • Alternative methods to demonstrate mastery of course objectives.
  • The opportunity to substitute alternative coursework for certain degree requirements.

Registration

  • A reduced course load.
  • Priority in registration.
  • Information to your advisor regarding your learning needs with respect to times, types of courses, number of courses, and course formats.

Testing

  • Extended time to complete tests.
  • Proctored exams in a special location.
  • A reader to read your test questions to you.
  • A scribe who will write down your dictated answers.
  • Oral responses to essay questions.
  • A proctor to explain auxiliary vocabulary used in the test questions.
  • Alternative answer sheets and scrap paper.

In order to be eligible for testing accommodations, you must have documentation of a disability on file with the Disability Services Office, and you'll need to complete the online Testing Accommodation Request Form. You must also print the Testing Accommodations Form (PAGE TWO), have it signed by your instructor, and return it to the Disability Services Office.

Alternate Format Textbooks

If your documentation includes the indicates that you are eligible to obtain textbooks in alternate format, and you would like to obtain textbooks in alternate format, the following guidelines must be followed:

  • Requests for Alternate Format Textbooks should be made 4 weeks in advance of the start of a class.
  • If you are having difficulty obtaining a text, you should contact the Coordinator of Disability Services.
  • Students must enrolled in a class for which the textbook is being requested
  • Students must present proof of purchase of textbooks or other materials that are requested before the material is ordered in alternate format by the Disability Services Coordinator.
  • Download and complete an Alternate Text Required request form, or pick up a form in the Disability Services Office.
  • Students are advised to obtain membership to Recordings for The Blind and Dyslexic (RFBD) and should contact RFBD to order books in cassette or CD format if they are available. Information on RFBD is available at: http://>www.rfbd.org/. Students are responsible for membership fees for RFBD.

Reading

  • Provision of books on tape.

Writing

  • Additional time to correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Exemption from loss of credit for misspellings.
  • Use of computer to type essay exams.

Math

  • Use of a calculator.
  • Possible partial credit if part of the answer is correct.

Note taking

  • Permission to tape record lectures.
  • Provision of a copy of a note taker's notes.

Non-Academic Accommodations

Again, these are only examples of typical accommodations. As with academic accommodations, non-academic accommodations are determined by the recommendations included in your documentation.

Dietary

  • Assistance with menu planning

Campus Living

  • Modified living arrangements

Student Activities

Contact the Student Activities Office, or the Office of Disability Services, if you have any questions about accommodations and accessibility for any campus activities or events.

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Announcements

The deadline to request testing accommodations for Spring 2014 final exams is Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Contact Us

Disability Services
Isabelle Vecchio
, Coordinator
Campus location: KAB 415
Phone: (716) 829-7728
Fax: (716) 829-7790
Email: disabilityservices@dyc.edu

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