A reasonable accommodation is a modification that will enable the student to participate in a course, program, facility, activity or service by incorporating adjustments to ensure his or her rights and privileges are equal to those without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, supplemental services, or facility modifications. A reasonable service may include a reader for tests, notetaker for a course, test proctors, sign language interpreters, real-time captioning etc.
Title III of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 dictates that an institution must make reasonable academic adjustments, provide auxiliary aids and/or services for those individuals with a qualified disability who self identify. To determine reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids and/or services, Academic Success staff will seek current documentation of the student’s disorder/impairment, as well as, information from appropriate University personnel regarding essential standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. A reasonable academic adjustment is one that does not require a substantial change in the curriculum or alter any of the essential elements or functions of the course, program, service, or activity. Academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services are determined on a case-by-case basis and course-by-course basis.