HOW REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE DETERMINED
Identifying reasonable accommodations for a student with disabilities is an interactive process between the student and the Student ADA Coordinator.
Services of a Personal Nature
Services of a personal nature are not considered reasonable accommodations in postsecondary education. Examples of personal services include, but are not limited to, attendant care and transportation.
Types of Reasonable Accommodations
UA Fort Smith will offer reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. The following are examples of common reasonable accommodation requests that may be appropriate for some students. This list is not all inclusive.
- Reasonable Accommodations for Exams and/or Testing - Testing accommodations may include extended time; reduced-distraction testing situations; taped, oral, or signed exams; alternate test formats; readers and/or scribes. A student should discuss testing accommodations with his or her instructor(s) at the beginning of each term.
- Alternate Formats for Assignments - Where appropriate, exams and/or assignments, upon approval of the course instructor, may be submitted in formats other than those stated in course requirements.
- Tape Recording and/or Notetakers - Students may be permitted to tape record class lectures and/or may request notetakers, if eligible.
- Reading Assistance - Students may secure books-on-tape, large print copies, and other alternative print forms.
- Academic Classroom Aids - Where appropriate, students may be permitted to use a calculator, dictionary, word processor, spell checker, and/or grammar checker for in-class and out-of-class work, upon approval of the course instructor.
Again, these are only examples. Actual accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis.