Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
Readers / In-class Assistants
Students unable to use print and who prefer auditory material are urged to utilize alternate media sources. When possible, we will obtain audio file books from outside sources or electronic texts from publishers. If these are not available, print materials can be scanned to disk, transferred to audio file or read directly from the computer with a screen reader. These solutions provide effective, independent and economical methods to read textbooks.
Sometimes a student’s educational limitations present a challenge in completing classroom activities, such as lab experiments. When this occurs, the instructor, student, and their DSS Counselor or LD Specialist should consult to explore accommodation options. Common solutions include pairing students with a lab partner, providing alternate media or materials, or modifying the curriculum or delivery methods.