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.
In-Class Service Providers
In-class service providers are Disability Resources staff who function as readers, scribes or aides.
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 Interpreting
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.)