Material such as textbooks, handouts and other reading material can be converted to alternative formats including audio, electronic, enlarged and Braille.
Assistive and Adaptive technology options include assistive listening devices, text enlarging software, closed circuit TV, closed caption decoders, alternative input devices (voice, scanners, etc.), alternative pointing devices (head pointer, trackballs, etc.), spell checkers, talking calculators, tape recorders, AlphaSmart word processors, large computer monitors, screen reader programs, and ergonomic and mini keyboards. Speak with Disability Resources staff about technology options that may work for you.
Audio recording is an appropriate accommodation for many classes. Students can use their own recorders or check one out from Disability Resources.
Audio recorders are available on loan to record lectures and class discussions.
Note: This accommodation is not appropriate for all classes, especially those where a lot of personal information is shared. In this case, discuss the accommodations you will be using with the instructor, and consider specifically what you need to have recorded. Some instructors will allow recording of lectures, if the recorder is turned off when requested, for example when someone is about to share something private that they would prefer not be recorded.
Service Providers are Disability Resources staff who function in-class as sign language interpreters, readers, notetakers, scribes or aides for lecture or lab classes. A Service Provider may be scheduled to be in class full-time or part-time as needed.
In-Class Aides may be provided for eligible students, attending class to assist with academic-related tasks. Duties may include: describing visual material presented in class, assisting with classroom activities or in-class assignments; setting up materials and doing the "hands-on" work in labs.
In-Class Aides in labs will only help to carry out lab procedures that students are unable to complete due to their disabilities. All information about actual lab processes and procedures are the student's responsibility. In-class aides...
- Will perform only those tasks directed by the student
- Will not function as a teacher or tutor
- Will not prompt or guide a student in performing a lab task
- Must adhere to proper lab procedures
Note: The college does not provide personal care attendants or aides to assist students with disabilities in carrying out personal functions or getting around campus.
In rare cases, a non-staff "Support Person" may accompany a student if there are specific personal assistance needs. This is not considered an accommodation and is contingent upon instructor approval for an additional, non-student to be in the classroom. Request written guidelines from Disability Resources.
How to Request A Service Provider
Students first need to be set up with Disability Resources and be eligible for a Service Provider accommodation. For those who have not yet done this, go to: www.lanecc.edu/disability/getting-started to begin the process.Once students have their accommodations set up and have registered for classes, they may put in an online request for the accommodations that are needed for each class.
Requests can be made at: https://andes.accessiblelearning.com/lanecc/Service Provider request should be received a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of each term to allow Disability Resources staff enough time to locate an appropriate Service Provider.
There are two types of computer notetaking: Computer Assisted Notetaking and AlphaSmart Notetaking.
Volunteer Notetakers are other students taking the same class who have volunteered to assist students.
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Sign language and oral interpreters can assist students with hearing impairments.
Testing accommodations may include: extended time for tests and quizzes, separate room testing, use of an audio recorder or computer to record answers, or a service provider to read the test or scribe (write the answers.)