Accommodations are determined individually for each student through an interactive process and based on functional limitations. Examples of what DSPS may provide are:

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT

  • Assistive listening devices - hear lectures with sound amplification
  • Keyboards and peripherals
  • CCTV – magnifies reading materials
  • Whiteboards
  • Lockers –use daily to store books, backpack, equipment

ALTERNATE FORMATS

  • Braille - brailled books and hand-outs
  • E text - screen reader to listen to electronic versions of course material
  • Enlarged print
  • Audio books

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Assistive technology assessment
  • Computer lab – computers available with assistive programs (such as JAWS, Zoomtext, Kurzweil, speech to text software)
  • Voice recognition - watch text appear on the screen when you speak into a microphone
  • Speech output – use computer to read written materials aloud (Kurzweil, JAWS)
  • Screen enlargers - use software to enlarge print and images (Zoomtext, JAWS)

CLASSROOM and INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT

  • Notetaking – coordination of peer notetaking
  • Digital recorders and smartpens
  • Preferential seating and adaptive furniture placement
  • ASL Interpreters
  • Captioning - spoken word converted into printed format displayed on a screen
  • Audio description - narration of visual information
  • Specialists - discuss your disability-related classroom needs
  • Academic Counselor – discuss your academic goals, choose classes, and create educational plan
  • Referral to campus and community resources

TESTING SERVICES

  • Extended time - proctored tests/quizzes with extended time
  • Assistive technology – screen readers (software that reads test aloud, such as Kurzweil, JAWS), screen enlargers (CCTV, Zoomtext)
  • Scribe – staff to assist in handwriting test answers and filling out scantrons
  • Distraction reduced testing environment
  • Accommodated Testing Center

LEARNING DISABILITY ASSESSMENT

  • Find out if you have a learning disability
  • Discover your abilities and strengths
  • Determine your limitations and accommodations to help you succeed