In addition to the listed services, Disability Services Office provides other forms of personalized assistance
as needed or requested. The services are determined by individual need to ensure students have equal access to
Some of the other services provided by DS Office include:
- Advising - DS Office Staff provides disability-related counseling and advising. Specific questions about academic and
degree requirements should be directed to academic advisors.
- Advocacy/Liaison - Advocacy and liaison services are available to registered students who are experiencing difficulties
obtaining appropriate accommodations with University faculty and staff. Information and referrals to other community agency
can also be provided when requested.
- Assistive Listening Devises - Personal FM systems are available for short and long term use. To obtain assistive listening
devises, a student will need to contact the Disability Services Office as early in advance to ensure availability.
- Laboratory Assistance - Students who anticipate needing accommodations for laboratory assistance should discuss their
concerns with the CDS. Students should make the request early to allow sufficient time to recruit, hire and train appropriate
- Priority Registration - Students who disabilities warrant this accommodation can be determined eligible for priority
registration by the CDS. This service may be provided to allow the DS Staff sufficient time to make a reasonable accommodation.
- Reduced Credit Load Recommendation - Students unable to take a full-time course load because of their disabilities may be
approved for a reduced credit load.
- Registration Assistance - Assistance with web registration can be provided. Contact the DS Office to schedule a time.
- Scribe/Reader Services - The DS Office coordinates with staff to scribe and/or read exams for students registered with our
- Training/Use of adaptive technology equipment - The DS Office can provide basic training on the supported adaptive equipment
on campus (Dragon Naturally Speaking, ZoomText, JAWS, Kurzweil 3000, and CCTV). Some of the equipment (playback equipment for
books on tape/cd) is available for short term use.
Among the most important services provided by DS Office is advocacy for students with disabilities. The CDS is available to
meet with instructors, make the necessary arrangements for accommodations, and mediate conflicts or disagreements about the
reasonableness of requests for adjustments to permit persons with disabilities to fulfill academic requirements. Students
requesting such assistance are advised to involve the CDS as early in the process as possible to facilitate a timely and
appropriate resolution of issues. Generally the CDS can only intervene on behalf of students who are registered with the DS
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